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TN: Casada looking to return GOP leadership

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By Andrea Zelinski | TNReport

State Rep. Glen Casada

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.

Read the complete story at TNReport.com.