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Rep. Hurley Pulls Up Libertarian Signs (at landowner request)

State Rep. Julia Hurley was seen pulling up and tossing down a campaign sign at a major Loudon County intersection, reports the News Sentinel. Apparently someone complained, but the lawmaker says the signs were on private property and she was following the landowner’s request.
Hurley, who lost her re-election bid for the 32nd Legislative District seat in the GOP primary, said Jennifer Wampler owns the property at the intersection of Highway 321 and Highway 11 in Lenoir City.
“They didn’t ask permission to place their signs there,” Hurley said.
Hurley said she “gently” placed the sign of Dr. Shaun Crowell on the ground. Crowell is an independent candidate seeking to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Corker, a Republican.
Also on the ground: A sign touting independent presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
(Note: Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party nominee for president; Crowell has been endorsed by the Libertarian Party. Both are listed on Tennessee’s ballot as independent candidates.)
“His (Crowell’s) sign was literally right next to the sidewalk,” said businessman Brad Boring, who said he watched Hurley pull it up Sunday morning.
“That close to the road is private property?” he asked. “I don’t believe so.” Boring questioned whether the sign was within state right-of-way.
Guidelines for campaign sign locations vary by jurisdiction.
In Lenoir City, signs on land beyond sidewalks are deemed as being on private property, and the landowners have the final say-so on allowing them, city Codes Enforcement Officer Leslie Johnson said.
Political signs between sidewalks and road curbs are on either state or city rights of way, she said.

Actress, Songwriter Headline TN Democratic Fundraiser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Movie and television actress Ashley Judd and songwriter Rodney Crowell will headline a fundraiser in Nashville for the Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association.
The Fire It Up! 2012 Election Kickoff Party on Thursday evening at the Cannery Ballroom will support the association’s plan to build networks of hometown Democrats in Tennessee counties.
Judd, who was selected to be a Tennessee delegate at the Democratic National Convention, is also having private seated dinner with donors prior to the event.
Crowell, who won a Grammy in 1989 for the song, “After All This Time,” will perform during the event along with country songwriter Gary Nicholson.

Poskevich Endorses Crowell for U.S. Senate

News release from Shaun Crowell campaign:
Paris, Tennessee – September 13, 2012. At the Henry County Tea Party meeting on Thursday, former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Zach Poskevich endorsed Dr. Shaun Crowell’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Crowell is running against incumbent Senator Bob Corker as an independent endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Tennessee.
“I am deeply humbled and grateful to Mr. Poskevich for his endorsement,” stated Crowell. “Zach fought the good fight in his race, and his fight will continue on in my race. Our mutual principles of fiscal responsibility, downsizing the federal government, a return to limited government under the U.S. Constitution, and respect for human life are critical to the future of our country and I look forward to working with Zach Poskevich as we continue to fight for these principles.”
Dr. Crowell continued, “Senator Bob Corker has driven this country further down the path to fiscal insolvency and big government. With Zach’s help, we can defeat Senator Corker and begin moving both our country and the Great State of Tennessee into a new era of prosperity and governmental restraint.”
Dr. Shaun Crowell was born in Union City, TN and has lived all over the state in the last 38 years. He is a proud Christian husband and father of three. Dr. Crowell is the founder and owner of Agape Pet Hospital, LLC in Spring Hill, Tennessee. To learn more about Dr. Shaun Crowell and his campaign for the U.S. Senate, visit www.ShaunCrowell.com.

Note: Poskevich was second in the Aug. 2 Republican primary with 28,311 votes. Bob Corker won it with 389,613.