Speculation continues on the origins and backers of an anonymous website called Rocky Top Politics that regularly rips Gov. Bill Haslam as well as lobbyists and legislators deemed not conservative enough.
The most likely suspect is that the site is being funded by the Koch brothers through their Americans for Prosperity group, which recently geared up in Nashville.
One tip-off might be a post on winners and losers during the last legislative session that cited Americans for Prosperity as a “winner.” The group lost badly on its signature issue—elimination of the Hall Income Tax. School vouchers, another hot button issue, also lost.
The site credited Americans for Prosperity with “driving issues” and being an “effective and welcome party to the mix.”