August 9, 2009
Representative Stacey Campfield to Run for District Seven Senate Seat
In a blog post titled simply, "I'm in," state Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-18) announced his intention to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Tim Burchett, a fellow Republican. Sen. Burchett plans to run for Knox County mayor in the August 2010 election.
Rep. Campfield is seen by some as a controversial legislator. Members of his own party have unsuccessfully attempted to defeat him in primary elections. He has a devoted following among like-minded conservatives, and it will be interesting to see how he uses that in this bid for a larger district.
As is often the case these days, I got the tip from Twitter before seeing it on blogs or news Web sites. Thanks, Aunt B.
See also: No Chaser
In related news, Knoxville City Councilman Steve Hall may run for Campfield's House seat.