Skip to comments.TENNESSEE: 'Super-majority' for GOP assured in Legislature
Posted on 11/06/2012 10:15:39 PM PST by SmithL
NASHVILLE Republicans gained at least five seats in the state Senate Tuesday and at least two in the state House, giving the party a "super majority" in both chambers, according to unofficial election returns.
By controlling two-thirds of the seats in both chambers for the first time since the Reconstruction era, Republicans would have a quorum and could continue in session even if all Democrats walk out. The two-thirds "super majority" also allows united Republicans to suspend normal rules and instantly pass legislation.
Going into the election, Republicans held a 64-34 majority in the state House with one independent and a 19-14 majority in the state Senate. They needed a net gain of two seats in each chamber to have a two-thirds majority 66 in the 99-member House and 22 in the 33-member Senate.
In the Senate, Republicans won five seats held by Democrats in the 107th General Assembly and appeared poised to win another by unseating Sen. Tim Barnes, D-Clarksville, who trailed Republican Mark Green with a few precincts not counted Tuesday night.
The GOP majority will thus swell to at least 25 seats in the 108th General Assembly, which convenes in January. It could go to 26 if Green's lead prevails.
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I’m proud of Tennessee tonight!
It will be meaningless.
Obama will now rule by diktat
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I am an election judge in Michele Bachmann's district in Minnesota (small "c" conservative) and I could not believe what I saw.
Over one in four voters were new registrants (didn't even vote in 2008 for Obama) and they were scum! I didn'y know they lived here and many were from out-of-state.
I guess handing out food stamps and removing work requirements for welfare and extending unemployment really swells the Democrat voter rolls.
Dat n***** really know hows to get out da' vote!
well at least I have the satisfaction that my ultra limosine liberal arrogant relatives in Tenn won’t be happy about this little victory...
So what’s their liberty promoting agenda?
This has added additional weight to Tennessee’s “pros” column as my family weighs which no state income tax to move to for our retirement.
I guess our next step is to decide the best places in Tennessee for our new home.
The further east you go in the state the more conservative if that helps you any. If you want a place to go shoot off some rounds on your own place plenty of the rural counties around here for that. I have about 28 acres and can walk out the door and hunt deer, turkey, etc. You can buy rural land and still be within 20-45 minutes drive to any of the major cities. Good Trout fishing on the Clinch river below Norris Dam. No income tax and many counties have no wheel tax just the state registration fee yearly about $23. No state vehicle inspection. Lot’s of lakes too.