Brad Staats — who lost to Jim Cooper in the Fifth District — was picked up on a domestic assault charge this weekend:
Former U.S. Congressional candidate Brad Staats was arrested early on Sunday morning after allegedly slapping his wife during a domestic dispute.
Staats, a Republican, admitted to police that he “pushed his wife... down onto a bed then left the location,” according to a Metro Nashville Police Department affidavit. The report also indicates that Staats' wife Bethany called police to their Hermitage home and told police Staats slapped her.
“Ms. Staats did have a red mark on her left cheek consistent with her statement,” the affidavit reads.