George Flinn Jr.

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George Flinn Jr.
George Flinn.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 9
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
M.D.University of Tennessee medical school
Personal
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Campaign website
George Flinn Jr. was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee.[1] Incumbent Lamar Alexander defeated Flinn in the Republican primary.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to Flinn's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "Congress must do more to make the United States the most desirable nation in the world for business."
  • Taxes: "We must rollback out of control spending and borrowing. Big government is not the answer to our problems."
  • Healthcare: "I support common sense solutions like being able to take your policy across state lines, allowing you to keep your insurance if you lose or change jobs, lawsuit abuse reform that stops greedy trial lawyers from driving up basic health care costs and stop insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions."[4]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2014

Flinn ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Tennessee. Incumbent Lamar Alexander defeated Flinn in the Republican primary.[2]

U.S. Senate, Tennessee Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Alexander Incumbent 52.4% 178,552
Joe Carr 37.4% 127,511
George Flinn 5.6% 19,014
Christian Agnew 1.7% 5,736
John King 1.3% 4,432
Brenda Lenard 1.2% 3,956
Erin Magee 0.5% 1,665
Total Votes 340,866
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media


Flinn's 2014 ad, "U.S. Border Protection."

Flinn's 2014 ad, "Seal the Border."
  • Flinn's ad, "U.S. Border Protection," attacked Alexander's record on immigration. Flinn also promised to protect America's borders, if elected.
  • Flinn highlighted the problems associated with "career politicians" in his ad, "Seal the Border." He promised to bring "conservative solutions to problems."

Polls

Tennessee Republican primary
Poll Lamar Alexander Joe CarrGeorge FlinnOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Red Racing Horses (July 28-30, 2014)
41%29%5%5%20%+/-5.0400
Triton Polling (July 10-11, 2014)
43%36%6.7%4%10.1%+/-2.91,099
AVERAGES 42% 32.5% 5.85% 4.5% 15.05% +/-3.95 749.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Tennessee Republican primary
Poll Lamar Alexander Joe CarrOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
North Star Opinion Research (May 12-14, 2014)
56%14%8%22%+/-4600
North Star Opinion Research (February 3-6, 2014)
62%17%3%18%+/-4600
Public Policy Polling (December 2-3, 2013)
46%40%0%14%+/-5391
North Star Opinion Research (August 19-22, 2013)
64%22%0%14%+/-4600
AVERAGES 57% 23.25% 2.75% 17% +/-4.25 547.75
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2012

See also: Tennessee's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Flinn was defeated by incumbent Steve Cohen.[5] Flinn ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 9th District. Flinn defeated Charlotte Bergmann, Ernest Lunati and Rollin Wilson Stooksberry in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary. He faced incumbent Steve Cohen (D), Gregory Joiner (I) and Brian Saulsberry (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen Incumbent 75.1% 188,422
     Republican George Flinn Jr. 23.8% 59,742
     Independent Gregory Joiner 0.5% 1,372
     Independent Brian Saulsberry 0.6% 1,448
Total Votes 250,984
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Flinn Jr 63.9% 11,748
Charlotte Bergmann 23.9% 4,398
Ernest Lunati 2% 368
Rollin Wilson Stooksberry 10.1% 1,858
Total Votes 18,372

Media


"George Flinn for Congress"

"Healing Our Economy"
  • On July 5, 2012, Flinn released a new 30-second ad.
  • On July 20, 2012, Flinn released a new 30-second ad titled "Healing Our Economy."

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Flinn's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Flinn lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Flinn's campaign committee raised a total of $1,593,376 and spent $1,568,657.[7]

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