WASHINGTON - Farm commodity lobbyists are hosting a Capitol Hill Club fundraiser for Stephen Fincher, the Republican seeking Tennessee's 8th Congressional District seat, on Tuesday.
Lobbyists for the Cordova-based National Cotton Council, the USA Rice Federation, the Georgia Peanut Growers and the Vidalia Onion Business Council, as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association are hosting the breakfast, which costs $1,000 for political action committees and $500 for individuals.
On Thursday, Tennessee's Republican Congressional delegation, led by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, is hosting another breakfast at the same location.
Whether the candidate will appear at either event could not be immediately ascertained.
Fincher, a row crop farmer, receives cotton and other subsidy payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an issue raised by Donn Janes, one of his independent, tea party-supported opponents.