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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 12, 2019
President Donald Trump announced Friday that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty will run to be Tennessee's next U.S. Senator, the Tennessean reports. The president announced the move on Twitter, where he also endorsed Hagerty. It comes after Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Rep. Mark Green both announced this week that they would not seek to replace Sen. Lamar Alexander when he retires next year. Nashville orthopedic trauma surgeon Manny Sethi has already thrown his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination, while others, including U.S. Rep. David Kustoff and former state lawmaker Jamie Woodson, are also considering bids.