Rep. Lincoln Davis has a challenge on his hands for his 4th District Congressional Seat:
A Republican challenger raised almost five times more than Democratic Rep. Lincoln Davis of Tennessee during the first three months of this year.
Monty Lankford, who runs a medical equipment company in Franklin, received more than $224,500 from the beginning of January through the end of March.
Davis, who is seeking a fourth term in November, raised $53,850 during the same period.
Lankford also reported more cash on hand at the end of March than Davis — $201,117 to $199,307.
John Rowley, a consultant to Davis’ re-election campaign, downplayed Lankford’s fund-raising advantage. Rowley and other Davis supporters insist Lankford lives in the neighboring district represented by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
“Even if he raised $5 million, he’s not going to win in a district he doesn’t live in,” said Rowley in a phone interview from Nashville.