Sean Evans, an associate professor of political science at Union University, breaks down the GOP candidates for the Fightin’ 8th in today’s Jackson Sun.
In the race for the Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District, we’re now in a jump ball situation. So forget about straw poll victories and concerns expressed by tea parties because the primary electorate is much larger, and forget about polls because all they measure is name recognition at this point.With Stephen Fincher’s impressive fundraising, Ron Kirkland raising $857,600 in three months combined with his brother Robert’s independent expenditures and George Flinn’s ability to self-fund his campaign, all three have the money to communicate their message and build their campaign organization to get out the vote. So as we move forward, what are the keys to victory?
Evans doesn’t mention Sen. Roy Herron, but Bart Gordon gave him some green from his war chest according to the Tennessean.
And Sen. Herron, there are Fincher signs all in your home county. More than I can even count. It is NOT to early to get your signage on. Trust me on this one.