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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 30, 2012

From the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield has renewed a feud with the legislature's Black Caucus and brought criticism from a top party official. Campfield reportedly said that his colleague Jim Summerville’s reference to a "rat’s ass" in a recent email to the Black Caucus has become a "catch phrase" among the Tennessee delegation. But, Adam Nickas, executive director of the state Republican Party, dismissed that idea as "simply ridiculous." Campfield made the comments in a blog post and subsequent telephone interview during which he also called the caucus a “race-based, segregationist organization.” Read more in The News Sentinel