Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Republicans Call For Local Democrat's Resignation

Some Republicans in Tennessee are calling on Cookeville attorney Henry Fincher to resign from the Registry of Election Finance. Fincher is the former state representative from this area, but lost his re-election bid to the state House last year. He was later named to the campaign finance panel's board by the House Democratic caucus. But Republican spokesman Adam Nickas said Wednesday that Fincher's open campaign account balance of some $34,000 presents a conflict of interest, and that he should either pay off the balance or step down. Fincher loaned the money to his campaign during his first run for office in 2006. He told the Associated Press that he would recuse himself if his account ever came up. He had previously served on the registry's board before his two terms in the House, including a stint as chairman.