He concedes the Democratic party in Tennessee is in a superminority at the state legislature, but state Democratic Chairman Chip Forrester says he put in place a plan to march the legislature back to Democratic control.
Even so, Forrester, the longtime leader of the state Democratic Party, says that won’t happen overnight.
“We’re very, very excited about the four victories we had in the House,” Forrester said. “To defend all of our incumbents, which we did … we’re very excited about those victories.”
“These are the people that represent our future,” Forrester said. “Even though we’re in the minority, we’ve moved the ball down field.”
“We took Jim Gotto, a right-wing Tea Party nut job, out of office,” Forrester said.
Both the Senate and House Republicans hold supermajorities, which means Republicans can pass any law without a single Democratic voice.
Forrester will be stepping down from his post in January.