The Tennessean reports that Rep. Stephen Fincher, a 42-year-old congressman representing Tennessee’s 8th district, will not seek re-election this year. In an emailed statement to the paper, Fincher declined to provide a specific reason for retiring. Uh oh.
“I have decided not to seek re-election to the 8th Congressional District seat this year,” he said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of West Tennessee, but I never intended to become a career politician. The last six years have been the opportunity of a lifetime, and I am honored to have been given the chance to serve. I will be returning to Frog Jump and my family and business, but intend to stay involved to the extent I can. I want to thank every citizen of the 8th District for the privilege of serving.”
Hmmmm I bet this guy did something bad.
Fincher, a gospel singer and farmer, was elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014 with 70 percent of the vote. His district is comfortably Republican.
I’m sure there are many positive reasons to return to Frog Jump, but another reason might be that you did something pretty bad.
To be clear, I have no idea if he did something, and no specific reason to believe that he did anything, but—come on.
If you know what Stephen Fincher did—not to say that he did anything!—let us know.
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