First look: Stephen Fincher (R CAND, TN-08).

    This is one of the districts in play because a Democrat cut and ran from re-election (John Tanner, if anybody still cares): grassroots conservative, Frog Jump farmer, and gospel singer Stephen Fincher has managed to score the approval of both the NRCC and, RedState (well, technically, just Erick, but I’m down with the endorsement).  Stephen’s first TV commercial is below: …which they are actively trying | Read More »

    Steve Fincher Comes on Strong in TN-08

    With John Tanner (D-TN) retiring, he opens up a seat that, despite his holding it, leans very much Republican. And already there is a conservative jumping in against two guys who have some dubious issues. I take a great deal of interest in this seat because I have family in the district.Meet Steve Fincher.Steve Fincher is a true conservative and the overwhelming choice of local | Read More »

    Rep John Tanner (D, TN) bails out.

    For those keeping track: yes on ‘stimulus;’ no on cap-and-trade and health care rationing. Apparently, that wasn’t enough: Rep. John Tanner (D-TN), a leading Blue Dog Dem, will retire at the end of his current term, Dem sources tell Hotline OnCall. [snip: see below] Tanner has begun informing key House Dems of his decision — one that will make his seat a prime pickup opportunity | Read More »