Opinion: Haslam Could Be What GOP Needs

An article in this week’s issue of Politico calls Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam “the most important Republican governor you’ve never heard of,” suggesting that his “pro-growth platform” may be just what national Republicans need. According to the story, Haslam has disavowed any interest in national office, but to friends and allies, his experience in Tennessee could be a model for a party looking for ideas that appeal to the middle class. Haslam is in the nation’s capital this week for a meeting of the National Governors Association.