2012 primary http://wfpl.org en Tea Party Candidate Defeats Incumbent Jon Ackerson In Metro Council Upset http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-candidate-defeats-incumbent-jon-ackerson-metro-council-upset <p>Tea Party challenger Marilyn Parker has defeated incumbent Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson in a tight Republican primary in the 18th Council District.&nbsp;</p><p>The contest caught observers&rsquo; attention after most GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson, claiming the incumbent sided with Democrats in key debates. Ackerson led most of the night Tuesday, but final counts showed Parker beating the incumbent by 37 votes.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:15:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 412 at http://wfpl.org