So, I posted this link over at the local liberal blog (here) and at least one other person did some additional research and posted their thoughts and research over there and lo and behold Gloria Johnson came clean. She does not live in the 6th. But, she says that Central High School where she is employed is in the 6th.
I am aware that state law allows someone to be a resident of a county for one year and run for an office and if you are successful then you can move to that district. It is a quirk in state and federal law. A gentleman from Chattanooga ran against our Second District Congressman twice. But clearly he was not successful. For the same reason multiplied with others is why Gloria will not be successful.
One reason Gloria will not be successful is that in the 6th, we don't take kindly to political opportunist carpetbaggers saying " well, I will become one of you, once you elect me." Secondly, it is interesting that the Democrats floated out Actor David Keith's name as a candidate. Clearly, he turned them down. They couldn't find a resident of the 6th that is a Democrat that would run so Gloria is D team or less selection.
As for Betty Bean's comment that for someone that bad mouths the local liberal blog, I am promoting over there. NO! Actually, I recognize and point out people that post over there who are foul mouthed, unprofessional. R. Neal doesn't fall in that category. Only Bean and a few rogue commenter's and posters. So, I am there to provide balance, objectivity and defend myself from baseless, unprofessional, derogatory comments from a rogue reporter.
By the way, Gloria gave her phone number if anyone has a question or needs anything. It is 865-660-9800 but she also said don't bother calling 8:30 am - 4:15 pm That is not what we want in a Senator, one that will not be available when we need them. We need a Senator of the People, that will represent us. One that will do our business, when we need it.