By Andrea Zelinski | TNReport
NASHVILLE — Tennessee state Rep. Glen Casada says that if he learned anything from his GOP leadership successor state Rep. Debra Maggart, it’s to take nothing for granted.
Casada, R-Franklin, is looking to reclaim his seat as the House Republican Caucus chairman and replace Maggart, R-Hendersonville, following her fiery primary election defeat fueled by Second Amendment advocates who disapproved of her role in blocking a key gun bill.
“Being in leadership is very time consuming, and if you’re not careful, it can overwhelm you with your responsibilities for the caucus,” Casada told TNReport in a recent interview.
“You can maybe put your district in second place — and just enough where it can cost you an election. I’m not saying that’s what happened to Debra, but it’s something you’ve got to be mindful of,” he said.