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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:16 PM
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Tennessee: Tanner Opponent Sings All the Way to the Bank
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/55_29/atr/38759-1.html?t...

Farmer and gospel singer Steve Fincher (R), who filed earlier this month to challenge Rep. John Tanner (D) in the 8th district, is set to report more than $100,000 in campaign donations by the end of the month, according to a GOP source close to Finchers campaign.

Fincher, a cotton, corn and soybean farmer who also travels across Western Tennessee with his family singing group, hails from Crockett County and is active in Archers Chapel United Methodist Church.

Tanner ran unopposed last year despite the conservative nature of the 8th district and the fact that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won the district by 13 points in 2008.

Tanner is a moderate who helped found the Blue Dog Coalition. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and has never had a tough re-election since winning his seat in 1988.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:30 PM
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1. Someone run a primary opponent for Tanner.
And by God, it should be a progressive! Fincher should be beatable.

Hawkeye-X
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:04 PM
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2. yeah 'cause we LOVE them progressives down here in hillbilly country....
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 06:04 PM by Clio the Leo
.... are you kidding me!!!?

Our idea of "Progressive" is someone who has all of their teeth!

I dont get why so many of us dont seem to understand that, in this part of the world, it's a Blue Dog or NOTHING else. It's a Blue Dog .... or a Repubilcan controlled Congress .... take your pick.
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