Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Era

Well, tomorrow should be a major transformative day in Tennessee politics:

This week marks the beginning of what could be a new era in Tennessee politics, as Republicans take real and firm control of the House of Representatives and the State gets used to the words "Senator Campfield." Over the years, Tennesseans have grown to expect the unexpected in the opening week of a legislative session, it is how we ended up with Lieutenant Governor John Wilder in 1987, even though Riley Darnell was the official Majority nominee for that post. Two years ago, the successful plot to install Kent Williams (I-Elizabethton) as Speaker of the House was already in the works long before the First Tuesday in January, with other Republicans indicating that they were contacted by anxious Democrats about filling the role that Kent Williams eventually took.

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