A good piece by Joey Garrison on the Tea Party trying to gin up a competitor for Lamar! in next year's GOP primary. So far, the names being floated are Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, former Williamson GOP head Kevin Kookogey and Brenda Lenard, who was stomped by Bob Corker last cycle.
Kookogey, you'll remember, is the same guy who was pushing last year for Gov. Haslam to fire a Muslim woman working in a prominent role at the Department of Economic and Community Development. From the City Paper story:
Williamson County GOP chairman Kevin Kookogey expressed reluctance to talk when reached by phone because, he said, he often feels his views are misconstrued or taken out of context. In a recent article, he said, among other things, that “the Muslim Brotherhood is following the blueprint of the Communists, who infiltrated the highest levels of government and society in the 1950s.”