On New District, Cooper Says Balance Is Priority

The state House of Representatives agreed today on new lines for Tennessee’s Congressional districts.

But the Democrat, who’s not part of the redistricting process, says he’s glad to see the county whole again.

“I try to have a balanced outlook. I’m proud to be a Democrat but I want to get along and represent everybody regardless of whether they’re Democrat, Republican or Independent. Remember, most people today really don’t strongly belong to either political party.”

State lawmakers still have to meet tomorrow to finalize the changes, which are based on new census data.

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