NASHVILLE — Democratic Caucus Chair Sen. Lowe Finney told reporters today to expect some surprises this November from this year’s slate of Democratic candidates for state Senate.
“We have very good candidates that know how to win races and talk about local issues that matter to local voters,” Sen. Finney said.
Sen. Finney said that Gov. Haslam will have to decide next session whether to focus on kitchen table issues like college affordability and jobs, or be weighed down by a Republican majority drifting further away from the mainstream.
“When you look at the number of incumbents unseated last night, it’s clear the legislature will be a very different place next year,” Sen. Finney said. “I’m confident the Democrats can be very influential in that environment.”