Breaking: Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) not running for re-election.

UPDATE: Hotline has more.


After more than a quarter-century of public service to his home state of Tennessee, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon announced his plans to retire from Congress when his current term ends in 2010.

“I feel honored that the people of Middle Tennessee have allowed me to serve them for the past 25 years,” said Gordon. “Every decision I have made in Congress has been with their best interests in mind. I hope the people here at home feel that I have served them as well as their good advice and views have served me.

“When I was elected, I was the youngest member of the Tennessee congressional delegation; now, I’m one of the oldest. In fact, I have members of my staff who weren’t even born when I took office. That tells me it’s time for a new chapter.”

One where he isn’t making ski junkets on the taxpayer’s dime, no doubt.

(Via Instapundit.)

Moe Lane

PS: Dale Dave Evans [Oops! – ML] is running for this seat.  There may be others.

6 thoughts on “Breaking: Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) not running for re-election.”

  1. Dale Evans announced early, but seems to be spinning his tires. He’s not been doing much with his time.

    Lou Ann Zelenik (from Murfreesboro) is also running. 🙁

    Former GOP state senator Jim Tracy (Shelbyville) might also enter the race.

  2. I misspoke. Jim Tracy is a former GOP candidate for governor and current state senator. I believe that he’ll like move to the head of the GOP pack for TN-06.

  3. You’ve made a typo — it’s *Dave* Evans, running for Congress, not *Dale* Evans. Dale Evans was married to Roy Rogers, and has been dead since 2001; however, if elected, she’d be the first singing cowgirl zombie to ever serve in Congress, I guarantee.

    Republicans, the party of inclusion. 🙂

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