Is the Sixth District GOP primary really a fight for the soul of the Republican Party?
With no Democrat on the ballot, the primary will settle who represents Nashville’s northern and eastern suburbs in Congress next year. The battle also could help shape the character of the Tennessee Republican Party for years to come — offering voters a straight-up choice between a firebrand activist and a veteran Republican lawmaker who differ in style more than they differ on policy.
In her first term, Black has been ranked as one of the most conservative members of Congress. She has proposed legislation targeting Planned Parenthood, the Democratic health-care reform law and the U.S. Justice Department’s efforts to keep states from cracking down on undocumented immigrants.
“I think people can look at my record and see the things I have accomplished,” she said.
Zelenik is attacking Black as not conservative enough.
“We can’t be wobbly-kneed any longer,” she said. “I represent the people in Tennessee. Not a hierarchy or anything else.”
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