View Full Version : LMAO! Repub Opponents Slashing One Anothers Tires!

Gayle in MD
04-29-2012, 08:48 AM

It's slash-and-burn politics in Tennessee's 3rd congressional district. Well, minus the "burn" part (so far).

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) is facing off against dairy executive Scottie Mayfield in the GOP primary. Mayfield is now apologizing to his opponent after his 33-year-old son slashed the tire of one of Fleischmann's aides at a campaign event.

"I am truly sorry and embarrassed," wrote Mayfield. "This kind of activity has no place in campaigns and we are regretful that it happened."

The incident occurred on Tuesday at a Mayfield campaign event. Fleischmann's campaign manager Tyler Threadgill and spokesman Jordan Powell attended it to monitor their competitor's remarks. While they were there, a tire on Threadgill's Audi was slashed.

Mayfield's campaign initially denied a connection to the incident, but his son Michael Mayfield later confessed and the local police department charged him with a misdemeanor