Incumbents retain State House seats

Bone out paced his republican challenger in Wilson County with 8,955 votes to McCall’s 7,925.In Trousdale County Bone received 1,976 votes while his opponent tallied 914. In neighboring Cannon County the count was 2,937 for Bone to 2,026 for McCall.

“I want to thank my family, friends and supports for helping me in my campaign. It has been a long day and a long fall,” Bone said after 34 of the 36 precincts in Wilson County were reported.Lynn won a lopsided race over her opponent by a vote of 20,590 to 8,203.

“If the voters are happy with the job I have done, then they’ll send me back. If I haven’t done a good job, then I won’t be reelected,” Lynn said about her campaign to win back her seat.

“I wouldn’t trade the door knocking and campaigning experience for anything. It is so gratifying to hear the comments from my neighbors and I look forward to serving the 57th district,” she added.

Apparently Bone’s strategy of pressing the flesh and being very visible in one-on-one campaigning in his district worked to help him defeat challenger McCall, who relied on a negative media campaign.

McCall spent nearly twice as much as Bone in the campaign and is being touted now by some Republicans as a possible candidate in a state senate campaign in two years if Sen. Mae Beavers decides to opt out of a bid for reelection to her seat in favor of a campaign for Wilson County mayor, as has been rumored.

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