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Gordon race garnering national attention

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Rep. Bart Gordon’s (D-Murfreesboro) upcoming re-election is starting to garner national attention.

Politico.com released this report Monday morning on State Sen. Jim Tracy’s (R-Shelbyville) impending announcement on his decision to enter the race.

Politico is a Virginia-based newspaper that focuses on political journalism, specifically Congress, Washington, D.C. lobbying, and the Presidency.

According to Politico:

"Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy told POLITICO he is 'strongly considering' a challenge to Gordon and has already begun to put together a consulting team. He plans to make a final decision by January.

"Tracy’s candidacy would significantly improve Republican prospects of picking up the politically competitive Middle Tennessee-based seat. In recent months, as the national environment has soured for Democrats, GOP recruiting has picked up against veteran Democrats like Gordon who haven’t faced a serious challenge in years.



"The Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies conducted a survey in the district last month showing Gordon facing a very challenging reelection. The poll found that 49 percent 'thought it was time to give a new person a chance,' with only 37 percent saying that Gordon performed his job well enough to deserve reelection.

"But Democrats argue that Gordon’s clout in Congress and attention to constituent service will insulate him from a challenge. He ended September with more than $1.28 million in his campaign account, giving him plenty of resources to defend his record."
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Members Opinions:
December 01, 2009 at 5:26pm
About time...
December 01, 2009 at 8:47pm
Bart Gordon needs to go.
December 02, 2009 at 8:24am
Bart didn't vote like I wanted on health care, but I'm for keeping him in Congress. Having a hometown congressman is equal to having a jobs-triggering industry, i.e.,increased jobs at MTSU, Murfreesboro Airport, Smyrna Airport, Green Ways, parks and recreation, not to mention he led the charge to save York VA from being closed...
December 02, 2009 at 8:34am
Have you ever heard of the term "make work"?
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