Tennessee House, Senate Nominations
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NASHVILLE - Tennessee Senate Republicans today unanimously nominated Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge as the chamber's next speaker, a position he is certainly guaranteed to win on the chamber floor given the GOP's 28-5 dominance over Democrats in the upper chamber.
First elected to the Senate in 1986 after serving four years in the House, McNally is set to succeed current Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, who became the first Republican speaker since post-Civil War Reconstruction days.
McNally was elected without opposition. Republicans expect to elect their nominee as speaker on Jan. 10 when the 110th General Assembly convenes.