Incumbency advantage

TNReport.com looks at House District 57 where the incumbent faces off against the former rep:

But the outspoken former state rep nevertheless does feel fully entitled to run a “Re-Elect Susan Lynn” campaign, even though she hasn’t been a member of the Tennessee Legislature for the last two years.

“I don’t even have a logo that doesn’t say ‘Re-Elect Susan Lynn,’” said the Mt. Juliet Republican, who served four terms in the state House before launching an unsuccessful run at the Senate in 2010. Lynn says it just makes sense to try and save a few bucks by reusing signs, stickers, T-shirts, hats and other sundry political paraphernalia leftover from her House District 57 campaigns starting in 2002 and ending in 2008.