By Damon Lawrence and Katie Hogin
The Republican wave sweeping the country drowned Dennis Ferguson's career in the Tennessee General Assembly Tuesday night.
The incumbent Democrat from Midtown lost to Lenoir City Republican Julia Hurley in the race for the 32nd District seat in the State House of Representatives.
“It's just a tide I couldn't stop,” Ferguson told supporters during his concession speech.
Hurley took the early vote and went on to defeat Ferguson by a final tally of 8,833 to 7,834.