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Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

Posted On: Aug 7, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.
The Nashville businessman emerged from a tough challenge from trauma surgeon Manny Sethi to clinch his party's nomination for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Hagerty will face the still undetermined winner of the Democratic primary in the November election.
Last July, Trump let Tennessee voters know he would back Hagerty for the seat, months before Hagerty declared himself a candidate. Sethi had already been running for about a month when Trump's tweet turned the contest upside down.
Hagerty proceeded to ignore Sethi for most of the campaign, until back-and-forth attacks opened up a few weeks ago and never slowed down. Hagerty leveraged Trump's endorsement to brush back attacks on his previous business and political ties to Mitt Romney, who was once the GOP presidential nominee...

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