It's not about the parties in race for Rep. Tanner's seat

The race for retiring Rep. John Tanner’s (D-Tenn.) seat will blur the distinction of party labels. 

The Republican nominee, Stephen Fincher, was attacked by his primary opponents for accepting millions in government farm subsidies and voting in Democratic primaries. 

Meanwhile, the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Roy Herron (D), released a bio TV ad Thursday night that defines him as a “truck-driving, shotgun-shooting, bible-reading, crime-fighting, family-loving country boy.” He doesn't mention he's a Democrat.