USA Today reports:
Four months after an expulsion vote thrust the pair into the national spotlight, Democratic state Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson formally won reelection Thursday to their seats in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Republicans voted to oust Jones and Pearson from the legislature in April after they interrupted House proceedings with a gun-control protest. But the two were quickly reappointed to the seats until this summer’s special elections.
In Nashville, Jones defeated Republican opponent Laura Nelson with nearly 80% of the vote for the House District 52 seat. In Memphis, Pearson defeated Republican Jeff Johnston with more than 90% of the vote for the House District 86 seat.
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Well, Mr. Speaker, the People have spoken.
The FIND OUT era of politics is just beginning.
See you August 21st for special session. pic.twitter.com/DoL3XvYheX
— Rep. Justin Jones (@brotherjones_) August 4, 2023