The Right Stuff
Who said conservatives were going to get the shaft in the new Tennessee House of Representatives?
In yesterday's column I discussed the reality that despite all the noise that the press and members of the party opposite-such as Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (D-Old Hickory)-about the Republican Caucus slapping conservatives in the face, one only need to look at the race for House Majority Leader to discover just how powerful conservatives really are in the Tennessee GOP. On December 8th, House Republicans will choose between Rep. Captain Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol), USN (Reserve) and Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga), a man perhaps best known for his fiery temper on the Tennessee House floor the day Kent Williams did the deed nearly two years ago. Both of these men are principled conservatives, or what we in the movement might call "true believers."
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Local politics, Republican Party, Tennessee politics