Planned Parenthood Gives DesJarlais Challenger an Opening

DesJarlais, shown practicing for a football game between members of Congress and Capitol Police, again faces a primary challenge. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Grant Starrett, 27, doesn't think Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been conservative enough for Tennessee's 4th District. DesJarlais thinks his voting record speaks for itself. "If he wants to run to the right, there’s not much room," the Republican lawmaker told CQ Roll Call last week.  

But there is room on one issue.  

Fleischmann Prepares for Fighting Off Another Primary Challenge

Fleischmann, speaking Wednesday as he arrives at the Capitol for votes, said he is more involved in fundraising this cycle. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)


Tennessee Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann knows a thing or two — or three — about tough primaries; and he's stockpiling money for a fourth.