Bill Hagerty wins US senate race, AP reports
Bill Hagerty has won the election to U.S. Senate in Tennessee, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Bill Hagerty has won the election to U.S. Senate in Tennessee, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night.
Hagerty thanked his supporters on Twitter, saying, “The people of Tennessee chose Tennessee values, conservative values over socialism.”
The seat is currently occupied by Lamar Alexander who announced his plan for retirement in 2018.
Hagerty will represent the entire state of Tennessee in Washington.
Bill Hagerty is endorsed by President Trump and served as United States Ambassador to Japan. Along with serving as a United States Ambassador, Hagerty serves as a commissioner of the Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development.
For more information about Hagerty and his platform click here.
Hagerty ran against Marquita Bradshaw, a single mother from Memphis, identifies as a political activist. She built a grassroots movement to clinch the Democratic nomination. Bradshaw was endorsed by former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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