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David Tomita on sumo wrestler mailer: 'It's just unfortunate...'

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Monday night, News Channel 11 got a copy of what appears to be an election related mailing sent to some Washington County voters.

The mailer shows a photograph of a sumo wrestler and another man with the photoshopped images of Washington County mayor candidates David Tomita and Joe Grandy.

Tomita tells us a friend alerted him to the mailer last week.

"I didn't lose any sleep over it. It doesn't hurt my feelings. It's just unfortunate that a very small percentage of the residents of our community have decided to go down that path. It is what it is. The rest of us will continue on our path of being positive and working towards positive change, Tomita said.

Grandy said he was aware of the photo. He also said he doesn't understand what it means, and it's someone being ugly.

The Washington County Election Commission told us it has not received any official complaints over the photo.


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