Former Rep. Stephen Fincher is entering the GOP primary for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker in 2018. (RELATED: Bannon Claims Two More Establishment Scalps)
Fincher joins his former colleague, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, in the primary. Both Republicans come to the race with hefty war chests. (RELATED: Up-And Coming Conservative Announces Senate Run)
“From what people are telling us, they’re just tired of the status quo career politician, and it’s time we — to take an old saying from the farm — plow and turn over Congress and put some new growth up there,” Fincher told the USA Today Network Tennessee, which first reported Fincher’s entrance into the race Sunday.
The former congressman told the newspaper he wants to help President Donald Trump enact his agenda. First elected to represent the 8th District in 2010, Fincher did not seek re-election in 2016.
Read more at Roll Call.