Fleischmann Says He Is "A Huckabee Man"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said he does not know if former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee plans to run for President, but he said if he does "I'm a Huckabee man."

He noted that Governor Huckabee, who now has a Fox TV show, came to the 3rd District twice to campaign for him when he was in a tough race with 10 other GOP contenders.

Rep. Fleischmann said he has not spoken with Governor Huckabee about whether or not he will seek the presidency in 2012.

The first-term Congressman would not say for sure if he will seek re-election, but he said he plans to "keep working hard" to try to cut federal spending and overturn "Obamacare."

He said during an interview about his first 100 days in office, "I love my job."

The Chattanooga attorney said one of the biggest surprises for him upon arriving in Washington was "finding out the sheer magnitude of the federal debt." He said, "Unless we deal with this now, we will have problems for generations to come."

Noting he will be for the GOP nominee in 2012, he said, "We've got to have a change in the White House."

He said Republicans also need to work on "getting more Republicans elected to the Senate."

Like his predecessor, Zach Wamp, he said he enjoys giving 3rd District visitors tours of the Capitol.

He said, "The best time to give a tour is around 9 or 10 o'clock in the evening when it is not so crowded."

He said he has listened as fellow members of Congress have led their own tours and picked up some interesting historical tidbits.

Rep. Fleischmann said when he was starting his own business - a small law firm - he had little capital. But he said he did not take out a loan or get any federal money.

He said it was slow going at first. He said, "We took in $50 our first month. Our copy machine, we had to lift the lid every time we made a copy."


Corker Strongly Encourages Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election

In response to reports that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is facing increasing pressure to seek re-election to the upper chamber, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement. “Marco Rubio is a very valuable member of the Senate – especially in his role on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where ... (click for more)

Gobert Convicted Of Murder In Shooting Outside Step-Daughter's Trailer Home

A Walker County trial jury convicted Michael James Gobert of felony murder, aggravated assault and multiple other counts related to an Oct. 19, 2015 incident on Straight Gut Road in Rock Springs. District Attorney Buzz Franklin said, "On that date in the late evening hours, Gobert heard voices arguing at the single-wide trailer residence of Nicole Carroll, his step-daughter. ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Best Speech This Year

Just 24 hours after Donovan Livingston gave The Student’s Speech at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education convocation on Wednesday, it had been viewed over 3 million times and shared 75,000 times on Facebook. It is already considered, far and away, as the freshest view on race and education in ages and its viral journey is burning across the Internet. His talk was ... (click for more)

Baylor Beats GPS Again For Second Straight D-II Title

MURFREESBORO – Baylor coach Kelli Smith was feeling no pain here at the Starplex Field No. 3 Friday afternoon after her team had beaten GPS by a 9-1 final for its second-straight D-II state softball crown, but that wasn’t the case late Thursday night. Smith, who now has two state titles as a Baylor player and eight as their coach, spent more than three hours in the local emergency ... (click for more)

Meigs Bounces Back, Beats Silverdale, 8-5, For State Class A Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Either Meigs County or Silverdale was going home with a state championship trophy on Friday. Pushed to the limit by the spunky Lady Seahawks in a 6-0 loss – all six runs were unearned – the Lady Tigers responded in the Class A championship game with an 8-5 victory and claimed the school’s first state softball title. “I’m on top of the world,” Meigs ... (click for more)