George Flinn Jr. Candidate for Tennessee State Senate, District 30 Party Republican Education Bachelor's University of Mississippi M.D. University of Tennessee medical school Personal Profession Physician Websites Campaign website George Flinn Jr.
Tennessee State Senate
He was a 2014
Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. Incumbent  Lamar Alexander defeated Flinn in the Republican primary.
He was a 2012
Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee.
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."
Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014
A special election was called for November 4, 2014, following the resignation of
Jim Kyle, who was elected as a Shelby County Chancery Court judge. Sara Kyle (D) defeated George Flinn Jr. (R) in the election. Kyle was elected to serve the remaining two years of Kyle's four-year term.
Tennessee State Senate District 30, General Election, 2014
Sara Kyle 69.9%
George Shea Flinn
David W. Vinciarelli
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.
U.S. Senate, Tennessee Republican Primary, 2014
Lamar Alexander Incumbent 49.7%
Source: Results via Associated Press
VIDEO Flinn's 2014 ad, "U.S. Border Protection."
VIDEO 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."
Tennessee Republican primary
Lamar Alexander Joe Carr George Flinn Other Undecided Margin of Error
Red Racing Horses (July 28-30, 2014) 41% 29% 5% 5% 20% +/-5.0 400
Triton Polling (July 10-11, 2014) 43% 36% 6.7% 4% 10.1% +/-2.9 1,099 AVERAGES 42% 32.5% 5.85% 4.5% 15.05% +/-3.95 749.5
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Tennessee's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012
Flinn was defeated by incumbent
Steve Cohen. 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.
U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
George Flinn Jr 63.9%
Rollin Wilson Stooksberry
VIDEO "George Flinn for Congress"
VIDEO "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."
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.
U.S. House, Tennessee District 9, 2012 - George Flinn Jr. Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,593,376
Total Spent $1,568,657
Total Raised by Election Winner $831,886
Total Spent by Election Winner $820,327
Top contributors to George Flinn Jr.'s campaign committee American College of Radiology $20,000
Flinn Broadcasting $2,500
Freddie Mac $2,500
Memphis Dermatology Group $2,500
American Medical Assn $2,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee Lawyers/Law Firms $48,600
Transportation Unions $40,000
Health Professionals $36,500
Public Sector Unions $34,500
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Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
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'’Associated Press , "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
Tennessee.gov, "2012 Congressional Candidates," accessed July 28, 2012
George Flinn for Congress, "The Issues," accessed September 11, 2012
Memphis Daily News, "Sara Kyle Claims Democratic Senate Nomination," September 10, 2014
Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results"
Open Secrets, "George Flinn Jr. 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 15, 2013