Party Politics Takes Center Stage in Chancery Race

In announcing his candidacy for Anderson County chancellor, Clinton lawyer Phil Harber quickly drew some battle lines, Knoxnews reports. Harber said he is “the only true conservative and the only true Republican” seeking the party’s nomination in the May 6 primary. Without naming names, Harber said his only opponent to date is a lifelong Democrat “who has now crossed party lines to distance himself from the Democrats.” He was referencing fellow Clinton lawyer Michael Farley, who also is seeking the GOP nomination. They are running for the seat held by current Chancellor William Lantrip, who is retiring.