Fallout from the bitter Third District GOP primary continues as Mark Winslow, a top campaign aide to Robin Smith, has filed a lawsuit against Chip Saltsman, who was a key campaign adviser to U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and now works as the congressman’s chief of staff.
According to a copy of the summons, W. Gary Blackburn, John Ray Clemmons, and J. Michael Clemons of Chaffin, Burnsed & Blackburn, along with Raymond Throckmorton, have filed on behalf of Winslow in Davidson County Circuit Court.
Details of the civil action are not yet known.
The Fleischmann campaign had accused Smith of mishandling Tennessee Republican Party funds while she was chair, including what were said to be inappropriate payments to Winslow, who was Smith’s chief of staff before she resigned to run for office.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.