Wilson County Republicans drew a line
in the sand with their party on Monday by passing a resolution
calling for the executive committee of the Tennessee Republican Party
to consider holding a special session in an effort to fire party
Chairman Ryan Haynes and two other party officials.
In the resolution, the 11-member Wilson County Republican Executive Committee called for the termination of Haynes; Brent Leatherwood, the state party's executive director; and Walker Ferrell, the party's political director. The vote was based on the state party leaders' decisions surrounding a political consulting firm, led by Ferrell's wife, that was working with candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's primary.