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Stephen Fincher on Principles & Values

 

 


A farmer who's concerned about where this country's going

There was one person who caught my eye when we were recruiting in Tennessee: Stephen Fincher. He walked into the room we were in and said: "Mr. Kevin, my name's Stephen Fincher, and I'm from Frog Jump, Tennessee. I'm a farmer, & I'm concerned about where this country's going."

Stephen in many ways epitomizes the type of candidates Young Guns is trying to recruit. He told us: "How am I going to answer my children in the future when they ask me, 'What did you do when the country changed? Did you stand u and fight?'"

Fincher ended up fighting. After we met, he decided to run for Congress. But through hard work and the trust of his family and friends, Stephen barnstormed the district and raised a spectacular $1 million. His momentum and the changing political environment had an impact: Tanner announced he would not seek reelection! Stephen epitomizes what Young Guns is all about--and his commitment to bringing fiscal sanity, accountability, and fresh ideas is sorely needed in Congress.

Source: Young Guns, by Reps. Ryan, Cantor & McCarthy, p.172-174 , Sep 14, 2010

Member of the House Republican Young Guns.

Fincher is a member House Republican Young Guns

The new generation of pro-market, small government leaders filled such a need that in October 2007, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard profiled Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy and christened them the "young guns."

Kevin approached Eric & Paul about the idea of traveling together, as "Young Guns", to visit Republican candidates interested in a new approach for the party.

What began as an informal way to support like-minded candidates became a more formal structure. Once the three Representatives had studied the candidate and given their support to become a Young Gun, they committed to providing financial support through their campaign committees.

Existing House Republicans were approached with a simple pitch: Are we willing to help ourselves by being proactive and going on the offense to change this House? Dozens of our House Republican colleagues joined the Young Gun effort as one of the many signs that the Republican Party had shifted.

Source: Young Guns 10-HRYG on Sep 14, 2010

Member of the Tea Party movement.

Fincher is a member the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

Member of the Republican Study Committee.

Fincher is a member of the Republican Study Committee

Organizational Self-Description: The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has served as the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a leading influencer on the Right since its original founding in 1973. It exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America's economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget.

The RSC provides the tools and research that members of Congress need to craft and advance policies that will benefit the American people. It also provides a forum for like-minded members to join together to support common causes and challenge the status quo. By doing so, the RSC ensures that conservatives have a powerful voice on every issue coming before the House, whether it is the economy, health care, defense, social safety net reform, or Washington's dangerous, out-of-control spending.

We believe that the appropriate role of a limited government is to protect liberty, opportunity, and security, and that it is the responsibility of this generation to preserve them for the next. We believe that more government is the problem, not the sol

Source: Republican Study Committee poress release 16-RSC on Jan 1, 2016

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