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New PAC Targets Rep. David Byrd And Other Candidates Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Sep 27, 2018

A political action committee formed in Tennessee aims at preventing Republican David Byrd of Waynesboro from being reelected to the state House of Representatives.

Enough is Enough Tennessee is a state chapter of a new national group that targets the races with candidates accused of sexual misconduct.

Byrd was accused earlier this year by three women of misconduct more than 30 years ago, while working as a high school basketball coach. He has denied the allegations.

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At a press conference Thursday morning, Christi Rice, one of the accusers, said she didn’t come forward earlier because she feared not being believed.

"I guess it’s just time to stand up and make people be responsible and accountable for their actions," Rice said.

The local group has the support of Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville, and hopes to raise $75,000 or more to unseat the Republican who represents Hardin, Lewis and Wayne counties.

Frankie Floied is the Democratic nominee, but he has not made the allegations against Byrd a large part of his campaign. “Mr. Byrd has a good reputation as far as I can tell, and I’m not certain it’s going to help me at all," he told WSMV.