The Political Gospel of State Senator Reginald Tate
“I’m not dancing to the music,” says Memphis Democrat, at odds with party leadership and openly chummy with the GOP powers-that-be.
January 24, 2013 at 11:23AM
Given the fact of Republican super-majorities in both the state Senate and state House as the 2013 session of the Tennessee General Assembly begins, much of the talk around Legislative Plaza has concerned whether there might be a schism in Republican ranks on this or that issue — guns, school vouchers, health care, or what-have-you. What has received less attention is dissension within Democratic ranks, for the simple reasons that in terms of legislative arithmetic, Democrats are now too small a minority in both chambers to have much day-to-day impact, though they could still affect borderline votes.