Knox County's Red Wall
Local Republicans had a lot to be happy about Tuesday night, while Democrats look to take momentum into 2020.
by scott barker and jesse fox mayshark • november 7, 2018
supporters of marsha blackburn leave the crowne plaza at the end of Tuesday evening.
State Sen. Richard Briggs summed up the state of things Tuesday night when he took the stage at the Knox County Republican Party Election Day celebration at the Crowne Plaza hotel downtown.
Insurgent energy flips one House seat for the Democrats, but the GOP still dominates.
“This was supposed to be the Blue Wave,” Briggs said, “and it did not happen. The Blue Wave ran into a Red Wall when it came to Tennessee.”
Republicans held onto the governor’s seat, with Bill Lee’s easy win over Karl Dean, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn held o...
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