After a hard-fought election, Tennessee voters on Thursday chose to retain three Supreme Court justices.
Lt. Ron Ramsey, who led the fight to defeat what he termed as "liberal Democrats" on the judiciary, issued this statement:
“I would like to congratulate Justices Gary Wade, Sharon Lee and Connie Clark on their retention to the Supreme Court. Their victory was hard fought. But they weren’t the only victors -- they join the citizens of Tennessee who gained a fuller appreciation of the role of the judiciary in the state of Tennessee.
"For the first time in decades, we had a real election for the Supreme Court. Our Supreme Court justices traveled the state of Tennessee this summer meeting Tennesseans and learning things about our state that you can’t find in any law book. Because of that, more Tennesseans than ever know the names of our Supreme Court justices and are aware they have a role in deciding who sits on the high court.
"No matter how you look at it. That is the true victory, not just for this effort, but for the state of Tennessee.”
Justice Sharon Lee
Justice Gary Wade
Justice Cornelia Clark