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DECISION 2014: Conservative Campfield ousted by opponent

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State Sen. Stacy Campfield, left, accepts donuts at a voting location.Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel State Sen. Stacy Campfield, left, accepts donuts at a voting location.Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) - Knox County residents dropped two incumbents from the Tennessee General Assembly in an election that some called “historic.”

In arguably the county's most high-profile race, 7th District incumbent Sen. Stacey Campfield lost the Republican primary to Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs.

Briggs took 67 percent of the vote in unofficial results Thursday, while loser Campfield finished with 28 percent. A third candidate, Mike Alford, took less than 6 percent of ballots.

Excited screams came from inside of the suite where Briggs awaited results in the Crowne Plaza Hotel downtown as early voting figures came through.

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