The Speaker Of Their Choosing
What did it feel like on Election Night to "be there" and hear the news of what was effectively a Republican sweep in Tennessee
While the 60 gains in the U.S. House of Representatives in yesterday's General Election had been predicted to some degree or other by many respected political pundits, very few-least of all this writer-could have predicted the level of Republican gains in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Republicans gained 14 seats when the votes were counted, moving the Republican majority in the House from one seat to fifteen. Unlike the last General Assembly, House Speaker Kent Williams (I-Elizabethton) will not be able to rely on Democratic votes and his own-or a few Republican crossovers-to keep himself in the Speaker's chair. The Republican Caucus will be able to select the Speaker of their choosing.
Labels: Conservatism, Elections, Local politics, News Media, Political correctness, Republican Party, Tennessee politics