The Tennessee state Senate has put off a vote about a proposal seeking to change the way Tennessee's attorney general gains office.
Under a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored by Republican Senator Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, the attorney general would stand for popular election rather than being appointed by the state Supreme Court.
Critics say making attorney general candidates stand for statewide election would require them to seek heavy campaign contributions that could threaten the nonpartisan and independent nature of the office.
Beavers rescheduled her resolution for a Feb. 3 vote.