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Fincher not in Senate race yet, but already drawing contrast

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By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Fincher hasn't yet joined the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, but that's not keeping him from a drawing stark contrast to a former congressional colleague who wasted little time jumping into the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker.

Fincher is a gospel-singing farmer from the rural West Tennessee community of Frog Jump. He is wrapping up a statewide tour to discuss whether he should run for Senate. A decision is expected as soon as Tuesday.

Fincher would face Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a suburban Nashville Republican who jumped into the race with a polished campaign video within an hour of Gov. Bill Haslam's announcing that he would not to run.

Fincher said he didn't feel the same pressure to immediately get into the race.

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