Lee, Blackburn Win, Dems Gain House Seat, Salinas Doesn’t Concede - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 7, 2018
Besides a record turnout, Election Day brought few surprises, with Republicans Marsha Blackburn winning a seat in the U.S. Senate and Bill Lee the governor’s race. Democrats added one extra member to their State House caucus, but the makeup of the Tennessee General Assembly remains mostly unchanged. The Nashville Post has a roundup of legislative races of note from across the state. Only one result remains unclear – Gabby Salinas, who challenged incumbent Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey in District 31, had not conceded as of Wednesday afternoon. The Commercial Appeal reports that Salinas, down by a margin of 1,520 votes, has asked for all provisional ballots to be counted.