Tennessee Democrats expelled over protests win primaries for their old seats

Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson, two Democratic state representatives in Tennessee who were expelled by Republicans over gun violence protests, both won primary races for their old seats last Thursday night. Preliminary results show that not only did the representatives win their primaries, they won overwhelmingly. The primary victories could serve as a message to Tennessee Republicans that Jones and Pearson retain significant support in their districts and could also provide momentum for advocates of gun legislation ahead of a special session scheduled for this summer.

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