Smith aide sues Fleischmann aide over campaign remarks
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WRCB) - A former top campaign aide to the Republican primary loser in Tennessee's 3rd District congressional race is suing the winner's top aide.
Mark Winslow filed the suit in Nashville, seeking damages for actions he contends affected the outcome of the primary election in which Robin Smith lost to Chuck Fleischmann.
Winslow's suit seeking $750,000 in damages contends his name has been cheapened and his personality injured by John Bruce "Chip" Saltsman Jr., who was a campaign adviser to Fleischmann and is now the congressman's chief of staff.
The suit refers to campaign ads and claims that Winslow wrongly received state GOP compensation that Smith arranged as the party's state chairwoman.
Saltsman did not immediately return a telephone message left at Fleischmann's Washington office.