TN Legislature - GOP Seizes Control

Tennessee Republicans will control the legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. In perhaps the biggest surprise of the night in legislative voting, they have ...
by | November 4, 2008

Tennessee Republicans will control the legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. In perhaps the biggest surprise of the night in legislative voting, they have taken the state House with a 50-49 majority.

It is the GOP's first House majority since 1971, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

They also broke a tie in the state Senate, emerging with a 19-14 majority.

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