Republican Candidates for State House District 13
Broadcast Date: June 17, 2012
State lawmakers redrew the voting maps this year. The redistricting created a new House District 89 in the northwest part of Knox County. Other changes included District 13, which got pushed farther south into part of what had been District 17.
Not long after those changes were made, Democrat Harry Tindell announced he would not be running again for his seat in House District 13. He said the district change made it a coin toss between Democrats and Republicans.
The two men vying in the Republican primary for Tindell's seat join Gene Patterson this week. They are Gary Loe and Vanderbilt Brabson.
Later in the program former deputy to the Knoxville mayor Craig Griffith, Metropulse reporter Cari Wade Gervin, and 6 News political analyst George Korda join Gene to discuss more about the legislative changes, including Shelley Breeding's continued attempt to get on the ballot in District 89. They also talk about the fiery exchange between Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood and DIstrict Attorney General Randy Nichols during a court hearing this past week.