Why eyes are on today's special election in Tennessee

Why eyes are on today's special election in Tennessee

March 13th, 2018 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Breaking News

Republican Shane Reeves and Democrat Gayle Jordan are vying for the District 14 state senate seat. The election is Tuesday (Photo: Submitted photos via The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Republican Shane Reeves and Democrat Gayle Jordan are...

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Democrats are hoping a special election in Tennessee today will provide yet another barometer into their prospects heading into the 2018 midterm election.

Since President Donald Trump's election, Democrats have seen wins in 41 special elections for state legislative seats across the nation. This year alone, the party has picked up seats in Wisconsin, Missouri, Florida and Kentucky.

The special election results have energized Democrats, giving them hope they can make gains in state legislatures and build momentum heading into the November election.

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