John M. Becker

Tennessee Homophobes Campfield, Jackson Lose

Filed By John M. Becker | August 08, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: Don't Say Gay Bill, GOP, GOP 2014, primary election, Republican Party, Stacey Campfield, Tea Party, Tennessee, Victoria Jackson

stacey_campfield.jpgTennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield, the Knoxville Republican infamous for his "Don't Say Gay" bills and comparison of the Affordable Care Act to the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust, lost his primary election last night, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports:

Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield, a controversial lawmaker who often drew the ire of his own GOP colleagues, lost his seat to a Knoxville cardiac surgeon in Thursday's election primary. With all precincts reporting, Richard Briggs had 13,977 votes, or 66 percent, compared with Campfield's 5,824 votes, or 28 percent.

The primary was expected to be tough for Campfield, a highly visible lawmaker who often drew attention and sometimes ridicule for his polarizing comments, as well as sponsoring contentious bills on social issues...

Campfield did not immediately return a call seeking comment [on the loss]. However, he posted a blog that said "that was fun" and featured a YouTube video of Frank Sinatra singing "My Way."

Also losing last night in Tennessee was former Saturday Night Live cast member and bug-eyed, anti-gay Tea Party activist Victoria Jackson, who was defeated in her bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Oh well. I'm sure we'll have a kooky song about it soon.

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