Tennessee Republicans say they are confident their state will hold the line against what they call just another liberal.
The first hat, as the Tennessee Republican described it, "was to be a real part of the investigation."
It was a big night for Tennessee Republicans, who also captured both Senate seats.
Two years later he became the first Tennessee Republican ever popularly elected to the Senate.
"I don't know," the Tennessee Republican replied in his gravelly drawl.
Senator Howard Baker, Republican of Tennessee, asked through his own laughter.
Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, said he was not trying to block the bill, but wanted time to understand it.
Senator Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee, saw great risk for employers.
Senator Fred Thompson, Republican of Tennessee, criticized colleagues who said change was needed but not now.
Senator Frist, a Tennessee Republican, embraced an increasingly popular idea, a delay in advertising after a drug is introduced.