All the attention is on Dr. Richard Briggs as he has said that he intends to challenge State Senator Stacey Campfield. Briggs is working hard to keep his visibility high in hopes to raise much needed funds and hoping to scare any other opponents out. That won’t happen. There will be multiple candidates.
Also, Campfield has support. In December 2010, Campfield was the recipient of the 2010 Man of the Year designation from the weekly throw newspaper, The Knoxville Focus. The Focus owner and publisher was a supporter of Madeline Rogero, a vicious opponent of the Senator. Also, the operator of the Focus weekly telephone polling is acting as Briggs campaign manager. But being man of the year,is a designation that Campfield can remind everyone of.
Briggs stated on State your Case with George Korda on WNOX 100.3 on Sunday that he has consistently always supported Campfield in the past.