TN Republican Chairman Ryan Haynes in reaction to former one term State Rep. Gloria Johnson’s announcement that she will challenge State Rep. Eddie Smith. I have been told that her position with OFA (Organizing for America) ends at the end of this month.
“Typically in Knoxville, when we talk about the words ‘failure’ and ‘ineffective,’ we’re talking about (football coach) Derek Dooley’s time at UT. But Democrats today decided to trot out their own version in the form of Gloria Johnson.
“Johnson quickly garnered a reputation in Nashville for fighting tooth-and-nail against Gov. Haslam’s vision of reform and opportunity. In doing so, she became one the most divisive and ineffective members of the General Assembly — and our community suffered. Voters rightly sent her home in 2014.”