Tennessee Rep. Durham, subject of sex harassment probe, loses
State Rep. Jeremy Durham, who suspended his re-election campaign following the release of a scathing state attorney general’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations, has lost the Republican primary in Williamson County to retired Army Col. Sam Whitson.
The attorney general’s report released over Durham’s legal objections last month included allegations that the two-term lawmaker had improper sexual interactions with 22 women at the legislative office complex. Durham has called most of the allegations false or taken out of context.
Whitson got his campaign started in January as the allegations of Durham’s improper behavior began to mount. Whitson said at the time that his campaign would be aimed at electing a representative with "character, courage and a total commitment to our county."
Whitson faces Democrat Holly McCall in November.