One Big Shot
Will Tennessee Republicans use their opportunity to draw Democrats out of power for decades
In discussing the redrawing the representative constituency lines in accordance with the 2010 federal census as part of our last column, we talked about some of the speculated changes in East Tennessee Congressional Districts. Perhaps the biggest power the Republican majority in the Tennessee General Assembly will have where they are concerned is to redraw the lines for the very districts they represent, and Republicans could equally use the redistricting pen to do as their Democratic predecessors did-draw the other party out of the possibility of legislative power for decades, if not generations on end.
Labels: Congress, Conservatism, Democrats, Duh, Elections, Local politics, Presidential Election, Tennessee politics