Republican US Rep. Kustoff seeking re-election in Tennessee

Friday, April 6, 2018, Vol. 42, No. 14

MEMPHIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee says he is running again.

Kustoff, a Republican, released a statement Monday saying he will seek a second term representing Tennessee's 8th Congressional District. The solidly Republican district stretches from suburban Memphis in Shelby County through 14 other, mostly rural counties in West Tennessee.

A former U.S. attorney, Kustoff won the House seat in 2016. He replaced Republican Stephen Fincher, who decided not to seek a fourth term.

In his statement, Kustoff expressed support for President Donald Trump. Kustoff said "we must keep this Republican majority, so we can work with President Trump to continue making America stronger."