For weeks, Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty pledged to vote to overturn the election results. But late Wednesday night, they both flipped and voted to not block the results of the electoral college in Arizona.
When Congress votes on Wednesday to certify the election results of the presidential election, Tennessee will be in a unique position: Both U.S. senators will be voting to overturn the results. Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty have pledged to fight the certification process.
As Tennessee’s Republicans in Congress prepare to contest the presidential election results, members of their party who used to hold those seats are criticizing the move.
Like many other Republicans across the country, Gov. Bill Lee is not recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect. At least for now. Talking to reporters Monday, Lee said there are some processes that have not concluded, like recounts in some states and legal challenges.
Republican Bill Hagerty will be the next U.S. senator from Tennessee, the Associated Press has called.
In the final weeks of the Republican primary, Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi campaigned across the state, holding events that ignored the local mask mandates in place. However, local leaders in charge of the rules say they won’t do it all the time, showing a hesitancy from mayors to enforce the law at campaign events.
The August Primary Election is coming up this week and the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are in full attack mode.
Both Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi have been holding in-person events in the middle of a pandemic, with just one month until the August primary. They’re vying to become the GOP nominee in the race for the U.S. Senate.
President Donald Trump’s eldest son is in campaign mode — this time boosting one of the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee. Donald Trump Jr. was in Gallatin Tuesday to help raise money for Bill Hagerty, the former U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Listen / Former U.S. Ambassador Bill Hagerty officially launched his bid for U.S. Senate Monday, confirming a campaign that he’d been keeping quiet about despite President Donald Trump’s announcing it for him in a tweet in July. Hagerty, a longtime ally of Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Tennessee’s economic and community development commissioner under Gov. […]