January 11, 2010
Parish, the thought: A Democrat explores possible 3rd District candidacy
Matt Wilson noted the exploratory committee announced by Brad Parish, a Democrat from Oak Ridge, in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District. The full press release can be found at KnoxViews and other places around the Web.
Parish will face a sharp discrepancy, in financial terms, if he does decide to join the race. Several Republican candidates have a sizeable fundraising lead, including attorney Chuck Fleischmann, who today announced that he is the first candidate to raise more than a half million dollars.
Lopsidedness aside, however, it seems highly unlikely that the Democratic Party will let this open seat go uncontested. Whether Brad Parish will have company or not remains to be seen.
US House Elections | By joe lance | 9:49 PM