State Sen. Stacey Campfield loses seat in primary

State Sen. Stacey Campfield loses seat in primary (Image 1)
State Sen. Stacey Campfield loses seat in primary (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – After losing his seat in Thursday’s election primary, Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield posted a blog that said “that was fun” and featured a YouTube video of Frank Sinatra singing “My Way.”

It was characteristic of the Knoxville Republican who pretty much marched to the beat of his own drum, no matter how controversial his actions.

Campfield, who lost to cardiac surgeon and U.S. Army veteran Richard Briggs, was among five Republican incumbents who were defeated in the primary. One incumbent Democrat in the House, and in the Senate, also lost.

But the most notable race probably involved Campfield, who often drew attention and sometimes ridicule for his polarizing comments, as well as sponsoring contentious bills on social issues.

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