Summerville Resigns From GOP Caucus

State Sen. Jim Summerville, R-Dickson, who lost his primary race last Thursday, has resigned from the Republican Caucus, the Associated Press reports. In a letter to Caucus Chair Bill Ketron, Summerville said he will be serving as an independent member of the Senate for the remainder of his term and asked that his resignation from the caucus be effective immediately. With all precincts reporting in District 25, former Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield had 42 percent of the vote compared to Summerville’s 16 percent. News Channel 5 has the story.