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State Senate Challenger Steps Forward

No sooner had we posted this Ear to the Ground yesterday about Stacey Campfield running unopposed in the Republican primary to replace Tim Burchett in the State Senate than Ron Leadbetter, former general counsel at UT, threw his hat in.

As both the News Sentinel piece and our piece note, this will be a rematch for Leadbetter and Campfield, who squared off in 2008 for the 18th district House seat, which Campfield ultimately took.

Leadbetter says he'll be a less abrasive voice than Campfield, legislating in the tradition of Ronald Reagan, able to debate others without insulting them. This race with Campfield will be a perfect opportunity to showcase this civility.

Comments » 1

  • October 01, 2009
  • 10:04 PM
Chuck Serving the Community writes:

In January, I sent to all media outlets including this paper my press release announcing that I am seeking the State Senate in District 7. While Ms. Vines did not mention me today in her article (and she did apologize for the oversite), she has mentioned numerous times in other articles that I am running. This paper for some reason seems to not take me seriously as a candidate. I guess I will have to show all when the time comes. Also, I have publicly challenged Rep. Campfield to a debate. The Franks of radio fame is in thge process of setting this up soon!
Chuck Williams

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