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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Republican candidates for governor already sparring
A year out from Tennessee Republicans' 2018 gubernatorial primary, the candidates are already jabbing. As four of the five major GOP hopefuls appeared together at a forum, Diane Black praised President Donald Trump, criticized congressional Republicans as "weak" and then added. "We can find Republicans who are too weak or too meek right here in Nashville as well, the people of Tennessee did not give us a majority to be meek. They made us the majority so we could do what we say we can do. And that's the job of our next governor. To lead this state in a way with a firm hand and a strong spine. And that's what the state of Tennessee needs is a strong leader." Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, in response said "I am very proud of what the Republicans, since we have been in the majority party, have done in this state. She said since Tennessee Republicans assumed total control of the General Assembly seven years ago, lawmakers "have made the transition from being just a political party to being the governing party of the state, and we actually are governing unlike what you see at the federal level." Other candidates attending the event were Mae Beavers and Bill Lee. Beavers, said she decided to run amid calls from supporters who told her they wanted a "good conservative" in the GOP primary."I did not feel that with a $2 billion surplus that we should increase taxes on people," said Beavers, who also cited her support of state legislation expanding gun-carry laws. Lee cited a series of life experiences, including his mentoring of a former felon released from prison which Lee said "opened my eyes up to the whole issue of public safety, recidivism, sentence reform, law enforcement things that matter to every single one of us."Lee said he got appointed to a Haslam task force and saw firsthand public policy being made. "That's when I sat back and realized that leadership and vision, having strategy, is what is needed in all parts of our government. I've been living most of my life to make life better for 1,200 plumbers and pipefitters and welders," Lee said, later asking, "What if my job was to do that for 6.5 million people in our state?"


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