It’s coming. The tidal wave of anger that swept Republicans into power in 1994 looms on the horizon as Democrats announce their retirement one by one. In my own home district, Congressman Bart Gordon recently declared that he would not seek re-election. Gordon generally wins by wide margins, but in a district that favored McCain by 25-points over Obama, perhaps the Congressman saw the proverbial writing on the | Read More »
Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) called upon to reimburse taxpayers for European ski jaunt.
If you might remember, back in February it was reported that Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) went to Europe on taxpayer money to… essentially, ski. He wasn’t on any relevant committee that would justify his presence in that particular junket, but he is a twelve-term Democrat whose party overwhelmingly controls Congress right now, which apparently is justification enough. Now Dave Evans, Gordon’s most likely Republican challenger | Read More »
Maj Gen. Dave Evans to run for TN-06.
Yeah, Bart Gordon’s getting a challenger: Tuesday night, Putnam County native, Major General Dave Evans announced his candidacy for Congress in a speech to the Putnam County Republican Party. “I am here this evening,” Evans said speaking to a standing-room only crowd, “to announce that I will seek the Republican nomination to challenge liberal Democrat Bart Gordon for the privilege of representing Tennesseans who reside | Read More »
Rep Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) junketing to Europe for no real reason?
Apparently, he’s going to be part of quite the throng. Via Red County and Dave Evans for Congress comes this WaPo report: Hurry, hurry, hurry. Congress will begin its 2009 travel season in earnest this weekend with two spectacular codels — trips for House congressional delegations — that are not to be missed. On Saturday, Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.), chairman of the House delegation to | Read More »