Dem lawyers to question GOP rep McCormick of Chattanooga in ballot suit

Image via Gerald McCormick's government website.

A Tennessee judge has agreed to let Tennessee Democratic Party attorneys question a Republican state lawmaker and his new employer under oath in a lawsuit over the Aug. 2 primary ballot.

Friday's decision in Davidson County Chancery Court comes in the state Democratic Party's lawsuit that centers on Rep. Gerald McCormick's abrupt withdrawal from his re-election bid last month.

The Democrats question whether McCormick actually has a new Nashville-based job, since state law lets candidates withdraw from a primary after the qualifying deadline and before 40 days from the election if an employer forces the candidate to move for a job-related reason.

Hamilton County election officials have let ex-state GOP chairwoman Robin Smith replace McCormick on the ballot. McCormick is resigning Oct. 1.

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