Barnes Takes 22nd District

Clarksville, TN – Despite an aggressive write-in campaign from incumbent state Senator Rosalind Kurita, Democrat Tim Barnes secured Tennessee's 22nd District seat yesterday. The Clarksville-Leaf Chronicle reports Barnes won the district by more than 13 thousand votes, despite almost 23 thousand write-in votes, most of which were likely cast for Kurita. Barnes was appointed the Democratic nominee for the seat in August after contesting Kurita's primary win. Kurita then filed a lawsuit that claimed the election was stolen from her, which was later dismissed. The 22nd district serves Montgomery, Houston and Cheatham counties.