Candidates Spending Heavily in 21st District Race

In Williamson County, three candidates are vying for the seat on the bench in the 21st Judicial District -- and one has already spent more on the campaign than  the annual salary for the job. During a six-week period leading up to Tuesday’s election, attorney Michael Binkley spent more than $176,600 in his campaign for the job that comes with an annual salary of not quite $156,800. Judge Derek Smith, who holds the position, spent more than $107,900 over the same six weeks. Judy Oxford has spent substantially less -- $13,700 in campaign expenses during the home stretch. The Tennessean has the story.