Republicans win 2 seats formerly held by Democrats

Standing in front of the state capitol building, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen delivers his inaugural address from the podium after being sworn into office for a second term at War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Adkins)
Standing in front of the state capitol building, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen delivers his inaugural address from the podium after being sworn into office for a second term at War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Adkins)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republicans have won two seats previously held by Democrats in the Tennessee House and held on to

another formerly held by expelled lawmaker Jeremy Durham. Republican Michael Curcio easily defeated Democrat Dustin Evans on

Tuesday to win the District 69 seat vacated by Democratic Rep. David Shepard of Dickson. Former Army Col. Sam Whitson of

Franklin defeated Democrat Holly McCall in District 65 race by 42 percentage points to keep the former Durham seat in the GOP

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