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Deputy Gov. Dave Cooley denied Monday that the Bredesen administration orchestrated a widespread push to discredit a Republican state representative.and also in the Chattanooga Free-Press:
Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) accused the Bredesen administration Friday of trying to discredit him after a former Bredesen official, Doyle “Butch” Lewis Jr., allegedly accused Matheny of having an arrest record. Matheny said that accusation is false.
NASHVILLE — Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, is accusing the Bredesen administration and Deputy Gov. Dave Cooley of helping orchestrate a smear campaign against him that includes derogatory e-mail messages.Not to mention a story in the Knoxville News Sentinel. However, in the Tennessean, not a word...
"I’ve been told personally by Mr. Cooley to tighten up my belt, that they were coming after me," Rep. Matheny told WLAC/Tennessee Radio Network on Friday. "The timing is too perfect. They’re trying everything they can to discredit me in every way."
Draw your own conclusions.