Stop me if you've heard this one before:
A coalition of Democrats and the body's most moderate Republican form a coalition to take majority control of the House despite Republicans winning a majority of seats.
Re-hashing NC politics from a few years ago? Nope, it just happened in Tennessee.
Republican lawmaker for speaker and defeated attempts by House
Republican Majority Leader Jason Mumpower, R-Bristol, to become speaker.
The 49 Democrats joined with GOP Rep. Kent Williams, R-Butler, in
the vote for speaker, providing the razor-thin 50-49 margin to make
Rep. Williams the state House’s first Republican speaker since 1971.
Pretty funny how these things repeat themselves.