Category Archives: U.S. House Elections

Chuck by the numbers

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.”

Could ‘blowout’ budget vote attract tea party challengers?

Some Tennesseans are making noises about far-right challenges to Republican members of Congress who voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, according to this report.

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?