Freshman U.S. Reps. Diane Black and Chuck Fleischmann boast of strong conservative records in Congress. That hasn’t stopped both from facing bruising primary challenges to their bids to return to Congress next year.
Voters go to the polls Thursday to decide whether to stick with the GOP incumbents in those races, or make a fresh start with their rivals.
Fleischmann’s challengers in the 3rd District include Scottie Mayfield, an executive with the dairy company that bears his family name, and Weston Wamp, the son of a former congressman Zack Wamp.
In the 4th District, Republican Shannon Kelley is looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the primary. The winner of that race will face Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate, Eric Stewart, who was first elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2008 with his term expiring this year.
In the 6th District, Black faces a rematch against Lou Ann Zelenik, whom she narrowly defeated for the nomination to the open House seat in 2010.
We will bring you full coverage of the results tomorrow here at MaironCountyMessenger.com and on Facebook and Twitter.