Registry Dismisses 2011 Complaint Against Campfield

The Registry of Election Finance has dismissed a 2011 complaint filed against state Sen. Stacey Campfield based on a Texas-based movie producer reporting that the Knoxville Republican solicited a $1,000 “retainer” for a proposed debate appearance.
Del Shores, whose films have involved homosexuality, had contacted Campfield with the idea of having a debate in California on the “don’t say gay” bill that the senator was sponsoring at the time. State law prohibits legislators from taking an honorarium related to their lawmaking duties and Shores said Campfield asked for $1,000 in advance.
In dismissing the complaint, the registry noted that no exchange of money ever took place, according to The Tennessee Journal. Campfield said he wanted to be sure his expenses would be paid if he made a trip to California. The debate never took place.

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