Battle Over Redrawing Congressional Districts Commences

There is an ugly little battle brewing behind closed doors over redrawing congressional districts in Tennessee. You see, there was supposed to be a redrawing for next year and certain people would then run and win. But in the last election the wrong people ran and won anyway.

So the battle, behind closed doors, will be to straighten it all out.

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a Republican, came out of nowhere and beat incumbent Democratic Congressman Lincoln Davis in the 4th District. Who is this guy? He’s not one of the in-crowd. So look for his district to be redrawn so that it will include the home of some more deserving veteran Republican. Somebody like state Sen. Bill Ketron.

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann wasn’t supposed to beat party darling Robin Smith in the 3rd District. But he did. Who is this guy? So now Winston Wamp, son of Zach, is gearing up to oppose him in the next Republican primary.

When they change the 4th District to accommodate Ketron, however, they will not be helping Congressman Marsha Blackburn, who wants more Middle Tennessee voters so she can get the hell out of Shelby County, a magnet for past and future opponents. And if they find Middle Tennessee Republicans for Blackburn there aren’t enough Republicans left to redraw Democrat Jim Cooper’s district so they can beat him.

It’s hard to find a computer program that finds a way to redraw the lines in suburban Nashville to provide only Republican seats and account for all the egos involved.

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mickeywhite writes:

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

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