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Democrats Get Aggressive In Legislative Races

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Faced with the possibility of a Republican super majority in both chambers of the General Assembly, Democratic candidates are aggressively attacking their opponents in legislative races across the state.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that in the lead up to the November 6 election, Democrats have sometimes criticized legislative issues, such as Republican support for a bill that could lead to a state takeover of Medicare. But more often, Republican candidates are being criticized for activity outside the legislature, such as questionable campaign contributions or legal troubles.

Republicans need just two seats in the state House and two in the Senate to gain two-thirds control of the legislature. That would give them the ability to meet and conduct business even if every Democratic member were to walk out.

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