How the GOP in Tennessee Bucked the National Democratic Tide 

This is an official portrait, but the puzzled look on the face of longtime Democratic Speaker of the House Jimmy Naifeh looks up-to-date. The Republicans just took control of the state House for the first time since Reconstruction. (They already had the Senate.) How'd this happen?

Jackson Baker explains in Politics.

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