Republicans say it’s no fluke that their party now has control of both chambers of the Legislature and the executive branch.
Tuesday’s winners told TNReport why they think they won, what kind of pressures are on them to perform now that they’re in control, and how they’re going to do it.
“We ran on a very specific agenda: we’re going to cut spending, we’re not going to raise taxes, and judge us by our track record,” said Rep. Glen Casada, a Franklin Republican and caucus chairman in the Tennessee House of Representatives. “If we don’t perform, the people of Tennessee will vote us out of office and put Tea Party people in, or whoever.”
Here’s what a few Republicans in legislative leadership had to say: