Word from down in Rutherford County is that a mass mailing hit mailboxes this morning in Rep. Rick Womick’s district, directly attacking him for challenging Beth Harwell for Speaker of the House.
No word yet on who paid for or produced the mailings, or whether there is any identifying disclaimers. Earlier mailings and robo-calls with no disclaimers crudely attacked Harwell in what many believe was a thinly-veiled attempt to make it look like it came from the Womick camp. Womick vehemently denied any direct or indirect connection to the attacks.
Earlier this year, the Advance Tennessee PAC (with the support of administration officials) made similar attacks. Harwell refusal to comment on those attacks or support her fellow GOP caucus members was apparently one of the reasons Womick decided to enter the race for Speaker.
Stay tuned to RTP for more information….