Tennessee Republicans yesterday revealed a new map of redrawn state Senate districts, to a measured response from at least one Nashville Democrat.
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What they’re saying: State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, called the Senate map “a phenomenal starting point.” His criticism was muted — while he said he’d prefer more time for review, he acknowledged this plan was less aggressive than others this cycle.
“In the scheme of the plans that we’re talking about, this is a mature plan,” Yarbro said during a meeting of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Redistricting. “It doesn’t appear to be motivated by any type of pettiness.”
Meanwhile: Yarbro blasted the congressional map, the same as the one revealed Wednesday in the state House, as “a mess.”
The latest: Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, hailed both maps as “excellent work” in a statement. They are both expected to pass the conservative General Assembly with ease.
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