Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blackburn to Face Leatherwood in Republican Primary

Jackson Baker of the Memphis Flyer reports that Marsha Blackburn, Republican representative of Tennessee’s 7th U.S. Congressional District, will face an opponent in the Republican primary this year. The most gerrymandered Congressional district in Tennessee, District Seven stretches from eastern Shelby County to the southern and western suburbs of Nashville and is thought to be a safe seat for Republicans.

Blackburn is known for opposing fairness and equality for GLBT citizens. Perhaps, Leatherwood will offer an alternative to District Seven voters.

More here after the jump.

1 comment:

Chris Sanders said...

It really is all over the state. I bet the media buy budget is outrageous for campaigns in that district.