Knox County's GOP leader is suing a local blogger for libel because she says he misquoted her on several occasions.

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Ruth Kuhlman filed the lawsuit Thursday against Brian Hornback. Hornback runs the "Shock and Awe" blog.

Kuhlman cited six different occasions in the court filing where she claims Hornback misquoted her.

She said the false statements caused her emotional distress and hurt her reputation.

Hornback responded on his blog Friday. He said he launched a Legal Defense Fund account and people have already told him they are willing to donate.

Kuhlman is suing for $100,000.

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