There’s no shame in losing a vote on the House floor.
But it’ a big deal when you lose the vote in your own caucus.
First it was the defeat of the instate tuition for illegals legislation. Now this:
The gas tax bill may still pass, but this means in order to ram a gas tax increase down the throats of Tennessee taxpayers, the Republican leadership and the Governor are gong to need nearly every Democrat to vote with them and to ignore the clear majority of it’s caucus (55% -45% of those voting in the above survey).
A damning indictment of their tax increase.