KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Knoxville state representatives who were running unopposed for re-election this year could wind up with challengers from the Green Party.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the Green Party of Tennessee last month nominated candidates for several offices after a federal judge ruled the state may not enforce several rules that minor political parties claim are roadblocks to their candidates getting elected.
Green Party candidate Calvin Cassady of Knoxville was nominated to challenge Armstrong, a Democrat, and Bryan Moneyhun is running against Dunn, a Republican.
The ruling allowed the Green Party and the Constitution Party to nominate candidates later than the qualifying deadline and have their names appear on the ballot along with the party label. The state is appealing the ruling.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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