Nashville Congressional Candidate Quincy McKnight Says Jim Cooper Has Served Long Enough


Nashville businessman and Congressional candidate Quincy McKnight said he wants to replace PayPal, and that U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) has served long enough.

McKnight, of Nashville, is a candidate for the U.S. House in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District in the 2022 race. The seat is currently held by 10-term incumbent Cooper.

Liz Willis of Right Side Broadcasting Network interviewed McKnight on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.

The full interview is available here.

On Friday, McKnight said on his Facebook page, “Grateful. This afternoon, I’m speaking at CPAC in Orlando. Very humbled to be a featured speaker, as we move America forward. As we move closer to my Congressional announcement,  I ask for your prayers and support.”

McKnight, who is black, is not the only minority Republican running against Cooper.

Robby Starbuck is challenging Cooper, The Tennessee Star reported. Starbuck is the son of Cuban refugees, husband to musical artist and anti-human trafficking activist Landon Newsom Starbuck, and father of three young children.

In his interview with Willis, McKnight mentioned his business, Covenant Pay Partners, and said he started it from the ground up. He said he is “looking to replace PayPal.”

The Covenant Pay Partners website says, “With nearly two decades in the payments industry, Quincy founded Covenant Pay Partners in 2019. It is his second payments firm, having previously founded and sold QPay, one of the first online, non-bank processors to transact payments in Africa and China.”

McKnight told Willis that he is laying the groundwork for his campaign by recruiting a team and fundraising.

“We’re trying to get the message out,” he said. “Why you should vote for me. Why…everything.”

McKnight was a keynote speaker at a Nashville Young Republicans meeting in January, The Star reported.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
Photo “Quincy McKnight” by Quincy McKnight.




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6 Thoughts to “Nashville Congressional Candidate Quincy McKnight Says Jim Cooper Has Served Long Enough”

  1. Beatrice Shaw

    From what I have learned the Cooper family built much of Tennessee and should continue to be rewarded for it!! I have always said their lives would make a great book or EVEN a movie!! A must see at that!

    1. jamesn

      built what. maybe i should say; you did not build that

    2. John Bumpus

      Ms. Shaw, you have a lot to learn about the Cooper family. The Coopers are from Bedford County and Shelbyville. I am from Bedford County and Shelbyville. Jim and John Cooper’s grandfather, William Prentice Cooper, Sr., was a good man. There are any number of stories to attest to that fact. Mr. Cooper, Sr.’s tombstone reads: “Mayor of Shelbyville from 1905 to 1907. Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1915 to 1917. Trustee at the University of Tennessee from 1915 until 1958. Father of Governor William Prentice Cooper Jr.” Mr. Cooper, Sr. died in 1961 aged 90. Mr. Cooper, Sr. was a giver, not a taker. I will just leave it right there.

  2. Tim Price

    Sounds good but I would like to hear more of his thoughts about PayPal.

  3. Russ Crouch

    Do not think he is the answer, but he is right Cooper has been there much too long, along with most of the others there.

  4. Scott Geoffries

    He is right. Cooper has been there long enough. Not a fan of Starbuck either. Need to look into this guy.