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TN – Roe, Phil


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R+28 68.6 -21.3 Click for contact information

Roe is in his 5th term representing Tennessee’s 1st, centered in the northeastern part of the state. He is the chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee and is a member of the Republican Study Committee and the Tea Party Caucus. He doesn’t vote as if he’s a true member of either, as he holds a below-average 65% rating from Heritage Action. Roe talks the talk, but his vote for swollen budgets (especially goodies for the VA), unfunded disaster relief, and compromise with the Democrats make him the quintessential fiscal RINO. It may be time for the 1st to “roe” in a different direction.