Roe’s GOP challenger ‘unsuspends’ campaign

Clint Tribble, who declared July 1 that he was suspending his campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Phil Roe in the 1irst Congressional District Republican primary, has now decided to “unsuspend” it, reports WJHL-TV.

Tribble said he’s not backing down from the threats he said he’s received.

“They’ve got a choice this time around,” Tribble said.

Tribble feels that his non-political background will help bring something different to the First District. He felt that Roe sides with the establishment.

Born in Arizona, Tribble worked a variety of jobs, including as a professional poker player in Las Vegas. He moved to Tennessee last year and became interested in politics.

If elected, Clint says he will focus on veterans right away.

“I won’t take no for an answer from the Veterans Affairs Administration when they come to me and they say well we can’t fix that for 20 years,” Tribble said.

Clint gained national attention in 2013 after creating a controversial website claiming Houston based Pastor Joel Osteen profits off the word of god.

…Tribble told News Channel 11’s Justin Soto that he’s already spent nearly $30,000 on his campaign and he plans to campaign hard until the upcoming primary on Aug. 4.

Note: Tribble’s July 15 report to the FEC shows a candidate loan to the campaign of $30,000 with spending of $27,236 and a cash-on-hand balance of $4,449. Roe’s July 15 report shows spending of $210,372 and a balance of $512,220.