This might be moderately interesting for you guys in East Tennessee:
At last night’s final debate of the gubernatorial primary, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam got an earful from his Republican rivals and the lone Democratic candidate. Today, there’s another organization trying to take him down as well.
This morning, the Des Moines, Iowa-based “American Future Fund” has bought television time and begun airing a commercial on TV stations across the state. The ad accuses Haslam and his family company Pilot Oil of price-gouging on gasoline sales in the wake of Hurricane Ike in 2008.
The weird thing is that NPR and Iowa Independent have claimed the people behind the “American Future Fund” were formerly employed by the 2008 Romney presidential campaign. But Eric Fehrnstrom says it ain’t so.