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A political action committee formed in Tennessee aims at preventing Republican David Byrd of Waynesboro from being reelected to the state House of Representatives.

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The Middle Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexually abusing girls he coached in the 1980s says he'll stay in the state legislature.

State Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, issued the statement a day after three women told Nashville TV station WSMV that he kissed, groped or propositioned them when they were in their teens.

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Updated at 8:45 p.m.

The leader of the state House of Representatives is calling on a Middle Tennessee lawmaker to step down amid allegations that he made sexual advances toward three teenage girls while working as a basketball coach thirty years ago.

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A long-time principal who is now a legislator says too many Tennessee students are blowing off mandatory college entrance exams and dragging down the average score for the state and districts.