U.S. Rep. Phil Roe had a ceremonial kickoff Wednesday for his reelection campaign in the 1st Congressional District, reports the Johnson City Press.
About 100 supporters gathered inside as the Republican officially kicked off his campaign for the Aug. 4 primary. A win would place him on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, and a victory would put him on course to complete a 10-year run.
“Well, eight years go by mighty fast,” the former Johnson City mayor said. It seems like yesterday we were out and meeting people all over Northeast Tennessee, meeting people on farms, at hospitals, at feed stores, at general stores.
“Listening. Listening to real people. Real people with real-life experiences outside of politics looking for the same kind of people to deliver their voices to Washington. And, in fact, we have been out meeting people at places like these, even yesterday.”
Roe’s campaign materials this year feature the slogan, “In Tune with East Tennessee.”