Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections has begun, and the results of this election will prove be important for our country. As voters, we have the opportunity to weigh in on the current administration and the current state of Congress in Washington.

The battle over the House of Representatives is of particular interest in this election. All 435 seats are up for re-election, and there are many close races. The Republican party is fighting to maintain control of the House, while the Democratic party would like to see a net gain of 24 seats to flip the majority in their favor.

Choosing the candidate that you feel will best represent you and your interests is crucial, so this week on More Living, we bring you one of the candidates running for the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee. Special guest Tim Burchett joined me in studio to discuss his run for the 2nd Congressional District House seat and how he wants to continue to make an impact in the lives of East Tennessean’s. Tim recently completed two terms as the Knox County mayor, and his fiscally responsible policies have been widely regarded as positive for our community.

 

(3:42) To begin the show, Tim discusses how he wants to make an impact in Washington, his political stance, whether the political system as it stands is broken, and what changes need to occur.

(12:00) In the second segment, Tim opens by stating his opinion on term limits in Congress. The talk then transitions to talking about government spending, the importance of Republicans maintaining control of Congress, what he would look for in a Supreme Court Justice and how you evaluate that person.

(23:31) On this week’s Dollars and Sense segment, Jim discusses how the upcoming midterm elections could affect the stock market and the economy as a whole.

(29:42) Tim expands his views on several issues, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, making the tax cuts permanent, and immigration.

(36:25)  In the last segment of the show, Tim gives his thoughts on the Mueller investigation, the talk of impeaching President Trump, why energy independence is the first issue he’d like to tackle in office, and how we can get our arms around increasing healthcare costs.