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Republicans play offense in Tenn. House races
AP via KnoxNews ^ | 11/4/12 | ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press

Posted on 11/04/2012 7:12:50 PM PST by SmithL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Buoyed by overflowing campaign accounts, redrawn legislative districts and an unpopular Democratic president at the top of the ticket, Tennessee Republicans are expecting to add to their already considerable advantage in the state House on Tuesday.

While seven Republican incumbents were defeated in the August primaries, there is little reason to expect any spillover into the general election. Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday predicted "a good night for Republicans," with the GOP picking up supermajorities in both chambers.

The two-thirds majority would give Republicans the ability to overcome any procedural challenges by Democrats, and prevent the minority from being able to halt legislative proceedings by walking out.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Tennessee; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: supermajority; tngop

1 posted on 11/04/2012 7:12:50 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

As my good friend Charley Daniels puts it,”Ain’t it good to be alive, and to be in TENNESSEE.” which I am danged proud to add , IS NOT A SWING STATE. Heck we didn’t even vote for Woodsy AL Gore and he’s from here. His father was ,for all practical purposes ,undefeatible here and old blacksheep, 60’s has been, gonna’ save the planet, Al ,can’t even carry his home state, in a Presidential Election.

The air will smell a little sweeter come Wed.(what with ALL THOSE COAL PLANTS FIRIN’ UP and the welder fumes from the pipeline and PEOPLE BEIN’ ABLE TO AFFORD A DARNED VACATION again.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 7:50:41 PM PST by ping jockey (Maybe we aren't going down the crapper after all.)
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To: SmithL

Wow a rat free zone!


3 posted on 11/04/2012 7:52:26 PM PST by Professional
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