We Have A Leadership Vote in December...
Tennessee House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower has decided to leave the Tennessee House of Representatives:
Mumpower has been seen as a controversial figure to many from the day he became Leader in December of 2006, especially since he defeated an extremely popular conservative in his own right, Representative Bill Dunn of Knoxville. Regulars to my work will recall that I was a passionate Dunn supporter. Mumpower's effort to win the House Speakership last year fell flat after Mumpower claimed to have secured all 50 votes. I watched from the House floor that day embarrassed for Jason Mumpower, and for our party as well as Kent Williams bargained with the Democrats to become Speaker.
Labels: Republican Party, Tennessee politics