Campfield Defiant over Libel Lawsuit

Knoxville GOP Senator Stacey Campfield has been defiant in defending comments he posted on his blog that led to a $750,000 libel lawsuit, the Tennessean reports. In a deposition attached to a court filing last week, Campfield argued that he had no reason to believe the information about Democratic candidate Roger Byrge was inaccurate when he published the blog post. Campfield also said it was unlikely he would be able to pay any settlement. “Like I’ve got any money to give it even if you win,” Campfield said in the deposition taken in April 2011.