Hackworth-Ragan Rematch in the Works

Lifted from the News-Sentinel:
A potential rematch may be brewing in Anderson County in a state representative race.
Both incumbent John Ragan, a Republican from Oak Ridge and the man he defeated two years ago, Democrat Jim Hackworth of Clinton, say they intend to run for the 33rd House District seat.
Both men have taken out qualifying petitions, but there may be other candidates for the parties’ respective primaries in August, Anderson County Administrator of Elections Mark Stephens said.
The deadline to file is April 5. The general election coincides with the Nov. 6 presidential vote.
The 33rd House District encompasses most of Anderson County. Under redistricting, areas of the county northeast of Interstate 75 have been placed in the 36th House District, which also includes Campbell County and part of Union County. Dennis Powers, R-Jacksboro, now represents that district.
Ragan in his first run for office in 2010 unseated four-term incumbent Hackworth, 8,569 votes to 7,270.

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