GOP cool to possibility of Rep. Bass party switch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Democratic state Rep. Eddie Bass may be considering a party switch before the candidate filing deadline in April, but Republicans don't appear overly eager to have him.

Bass tells The Associated Press that he hasn't made up his mind about under which party's banner he will seek a fourth term.

But Republican House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga says he is satisfied with potential GOP candidates considering a bid in House District 65.

In McCormick's words: "I'd rather he'd stay where he is, to tell the truth."

Fifty-four-year-old Bass is a retired Giles County sheriff. He won the House seat vacated by former House Judiciary Chairman Joe Fowlkes in 2006, and was unopposed in the general elections of 2008 and 2010.


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