In 1998, Charlotte Burks is cheered by supporters at a victory celebration in Cookeville, Tenn. Burks won as a write-in candidate over Republican nominee Byron (Low Tax) Looper, who was charged with murdering her husband, former state Sen. Tommy Burks.
In 1998, Charlotte Burks is cheered by supporters at a victory celebration in Cookeville, Tenn. Burks won as a write-in candidate over Republican nominee Byron (Low Tax) Looper, who was charged with murdering her husband, former state Sen. Tommy Burks. Mark Humphrey AP Photo
In 1998, Charlotte Burks is cheered by supporters at a victory celebration in Cookeville, Tenn. Burks won as a write-in candidate over Republican nominee Byron (Low Tax) Looper, who was charged with murdering her husband, former state Sen. Tommy Burks. Mark Humphrey AP Photo

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