GOP Gets Supermajority in Tenn. Legislature

Nov 7, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans have earned their first supermajority in the state legislature

The GOP claimed at least two seats necessary in Tuesday's election to take a 22-11 margin in the upper chamber.

WSMV-TV is reporting today that the GOP now also has a supermajority in the House, having picked up two additional seats.

According to legislative records, the last time a party won a supermajority in both chambers was in 1976, when Democrats controlled the Senate 23-9 and the House 66-32.

State Republicans haven't held a supermajority since Reconstruction.