Diane Black Fights Back Against Bart Gordon's Flip-Flop

GALLATIN -- Today State Senator Diane Black joined middle Tennessee voters as they fought back against Congressman Bart Gordon's flip-flop vote on the Obama-Pelosi health care takeover.

Gathered outside his office in Gallatin, Black spoke to the rowdy crowd, “We need to send Bart Gordon a message and make sure he knows that even though he's retiring, this seat doesn't belong to HIM, it belongs to US.”

Black delivered a petition asking the Congressman to listen to the voters of the 6th District rather than fall to the pressures of the Nancy Pelosi-led congress. However she was met with a closed door and a sign that read “Out of the office, will return March 22nd.”

Our petition reads:

"Dear Congressman Gordon:

Before announcing your retirement, you opposed House Resolution 3962, President Obama's massive health care proposal, reflecting the will of the vast majority of your constituents in the 6th District. Now that a final vote is looming on this highly controversial legislation, we as Middle Tennesseans respectfully ask that you again vote ‘no’ on the President's proposal. Your obligation as our congressman to vote with your district and not your political party did not end with your re-election campaign."

Diane Black is running to replace Congressman Bart Gordon in the 6th District. She has been fighting for conservative values as a Tennessee legislator since 1998. She tirelessly worked to provide health care to the sick and injured as a nurse for 40 years and continues to hold her nursing license. Diane began working in health care after receiving an associate’s degree in nursing in 1971. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont University in 1992. She has worked in emergency rooms and has taught at Volunteer State Community College as an assistant professor of allied health. In addition, she served as Executive Director of Sumner Regional Health Systems Foundation and Development Director for the Middle Tennessee YMCA. Diane lives in Gallatin with her husband David. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.