Seeking to erase any doubts, Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.) announced Monday that he will seek reelection this year.

“I have always put my independent Tennessee values and the needs of my constituents ahead of partisan politics, and I will continue to do so,” Davis said.
 
“With the exception of my faith and family, the birth of our children and grandchildren, serving the 4th district has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity."

Davis represents a district that went 64-35 for John McCain in 2008, but he remains a popular Blue Dog and doesn't appear to face a top-tier challenger at this point.

Still, two Republicans running for his seat have put together about $100,000 each, including former congressional aide Jack Bailey, who recently entered the race.