In a press release responding to the announcement of rivalry renewal by Weston Wamp, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s spokesperson provided a few factoids related to the congressman’s recent activities:
Chuck was re-elected in 2012 to serve the people of Tennessee’s Third District – and in the last year he has done that. Whether it has been the 264 events, meetings, and town halls he held and attended, the 242,872 responses, calls, and letters he sent to constituents throughout East Tennessee, his consistent fight against Obamacare, or his 100% pro-life voting record, Chuck has kept his word and served his constituents. He will continue to do the job he was elected to do and is confident the voters will see that.”
Taking on all of the Republicans who voted for the compromise seems like a tall order. Almost all of the yes votes belong to very safe incumbents; but that doesn’t mean some won’t try. (And, for the record, they should, if so inclined.)
Bonus theory: The votes by U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais, though opposite each other, can be fully explained within the context of the 2014 election. What do you think?
Rep. Joe Carr (R-48) has, to date, made a fairly strong showing in the primary against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. There is speculation today that he may announce a major change of plans, and instead challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
I bet I know what Sen. Jim Tracy is hoping.
A few weeks ago, the leading Murfreesboro paper ran a poll asking voters which candidate, if the vote were held that day (July 25, 2013), they would vote for in U.S. House District 4.
According to readers, state Rep. Joe Carr took the checkered flag in a comfortable lead over Sen. Jim Tracy; both men ran laps around incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
Hat tip: Sen. Stacey Campfield