Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fincher Not Running For Congress

State Rep. Henry Fincher says he won't run to succeed fellow Democrat Bart Gordon in Congress. Fincher, a Cookeville attorney, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he would have to take 10 months off and raise at least $2 million to mount a successful bid. In Fincher's words: "It's a shame that it's a rich man's game in Washington." Gordon announced last month that he won't seek a 14th term for the 6th Congressional District seat represents 15 counties ranging east from Nashville's fast-growing suburbs to the Cumberland Plateau. Fincher joins fellow Democratic Rep. Mike McDonald of Portland in deciding against a bid.