Republican Bill Hagerty wins Tennessee Senate race

Republican Bill Hagerty wins Tennessee Senate race
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Bill Hagerty on Tuesday easily won the Tennessee Senate race, beating out Democratic candidate Marquita Bradshaw.

Hagerty served as U.S. ambassador to Japan under President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE and won the state’s primary election after a tough campaign against Manny Sethi, who was endorsed by Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Democrats under pressure to deliver on labor's 'litmus test' bill Crenshaw pours cold water on 2024 White House bid: 'Something will emerge' MORE (R-Texas) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWhite House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Bipartisan group of senators introduces bill to rein in Biden's war powers MORE (R-Ky.). Hagerty was also an adviser on Trump’s first presidential campaign.

Bradshaw became the Democratic nominee after beating out attorney and veteran James Mackler. Her odds of winning were low in the traditionally red state.

Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderCongress addressed surprise medical bills, but the issue is not resolved Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed Senate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes MORE (R-Tenn.) announced in December 2018 that he would not be seeking reelection. Though supportive of Trump’s reelection, he has expressed some disagreement with the president’s actions in the past. Most notable was when he said Trump’s call to the Ukrainian president was “inappropriate” and stated he believed that aid had purposely been withheld to pressure Ukraine’s government to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE.