KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senator Stacey Campfield has been confirmed as a delegate for Newt Gingrich at the Republican National Convention, despite the presidential candidate's call for having him replaced.
WATE-TV reported that party's executive committee over the weekend confirmed the slate of delegates won in Tennessee's March 6 primary. That included Campfield, a Knoxville Republican who was elected to represent Gingrich despite abandoning the former speaker of the House in favor for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in the final days of the campaign.
The Gingrich campaign in a letter called for Campfield to be replaced because of his late change of allegiance.
Campfield said he plans to vote for Gingrich in the first two rounds of the convention.