October 14, 2009

RED TIDE:

Republican Marsh Wins House Seat (WSMV, 10/13/09)

Republican businessman Pat Marsh's easy election to a vacated state House seat on Tuesday dealt a blow to Democrats' hopes of regaining control of the chamber next year.

The result also gives Republicans confidence they will be able to expand their now 51-48 advantage in the chamber before the Tennessee General Assembly goes about redistricting legislative and congressional seats in 2011.

"This race is going to have ramifications across the state, there's absolutely no question," said state Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 14, 2009 5:51 AM
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