published Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Tardy Tennessee lawmaker parks on Capitol sidewalk

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    Rep. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, prepares to move his car from the Tennessee Capitol sidewalk, where he had parked it with its hazard lights flashing because he was late to the state House floor session in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican state Rep. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville says he parked his car up on the Tennessee Capitol sidewalk with the hazard lights blinking because he was late for the House floor session.

Campfield, who has a reserved parking spot in the legislative parking garage less than a block away, ran out of the House chamber toward the end of Monday's floor session to move his Honda Accord.

Asked by a reporter why he parked on the sidewalk, Campfield responded: "Come on, I was late. I wanted to get up and vote!"

Campfield's car did not appear to have been ticketed for parking on the sidewalk.

Campfield is leaving his House seat this year to run for the state Senate.

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