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Tennessee's Stephen Fincher Won't Run in 2016

Fincher will not seek a fourth term. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 5:12 p.m.  Tennessee Republican Stephen Fincher announced Monday that he would not seek a fourth U.S. House term.  

“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," Fincher said in a statement.  

Three Races in Which Export-Import Bank Could Be an Issue

Walberg opposes reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, and his Democratic opponent is ready to make it an issue in Michigan's 7th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 11:20 a.m. |  In a handful of competitive races around the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its recruits intend to make an issue of the Export-Import Bank charter's lapse, especially now that large American corporations are blaming Congress for lost contracts and American jobs .  

The jobs General Electric will create overseas either already exist or would have been created in Maine, New York, Texas and South Carolina.  

New Tennessee Map Cements GOP Dominance

GOP Rep. Stephen Fincher’s district grows more Republican under Tennessee’s new map, which was signed into law today. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a new Congressional redistricting map into law today, protecting incumbents and shoring up the Republican majority in the Volunteer State.

The new map almost ensures that Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis will remain the only Democrats in the state’s federal delegation in the 113th Congress. Currently there are seven Republican and two Democratic Members of the House from Tennessee.