Working For the Win
Tennessee House Republicans need to remember to make first things first and make winning the General Election their priority
Outgoing Republican Leader Jason Mumpower warned the members of his caucus against presuming victory in November. He watched, Mumpower told House Republicans in May, when the Democrats became more concerned in 2008 over who would be Speaker and less concerned over winning an election because they simply assumed they would win in November. Already we see a certain presumptive mentality beginning to sneak into Republican ranks as veteran members announce their candidacies for Speaker before the voters' ballots have even been cast. Only House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada (R-Franklin) was coy with The Examiner when he was asked in May very directly whether he was running for Speaker. "I don't even want to talk about that until after the General Election," Casada said-and rightly so.
Labels: Republican Party, Tennessee politics