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Friday, July 12, 2019

Haslam rules out US Senate run
Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will not be a candidate for the US Senate seat being vacated next year by Lamar Alexander. The move increases the chances of a contested Republican primary, and general election. "While I think serving in the United States Senate would be a great privilege and responsibility, I have come to the conclusion that it is not my calling for the next period of my life," Haslam said. Political observers say the move may increase the chances that Bill Hagerty, currently U.S. ambassador to Japan, will make a run for the Senate seat. Nashville surgeon Manny Sethi already has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination. And Nashville attorney and Iraq War veteran James Mackler is running for the Democrat nomination. Haslam said his contemplation regarding his candidacy, "has been the hardest vocational decision of my life, because I have loved my time in public service and I believe so deeply in the importance of our political process".


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