Be Careful What You Wish For

When the Republicans redrew the lines for legislative districts, the Knox County delegation made sure they added as many Republicans as possible to their districts. State Rep. Steve Hall added Rocky Hill and Deane Hill to his district.

Those neighborhoods are now being targeted by Martin Daniel, who is challenging Hall in the primary. Hall was the House sponsor of a bill to sell the Lakeshore mental health facility on Lyons View for development rather than give it to the City of Knoxville for a park.

The park is a popular idea in the area it would serve, which includes the new neighborhoods in Hall's district.

Daniel has been wearing out the issue in West Knoxville neighborhoods with mail pieces.

Daniel is a lawyer who owns billboard companies.