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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 29, 2019
Knoxville physician Josh Gapp is the latest Republican to announce his intent to run for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat in Congress, the Nashville Post reports. Gapp, a dermatopathologist in private practice, has aligned his platform with President Trump’s priorities, pledging to provide resources to the president to fight illegal immigration and aiming to fully fund a border wall. Gapp is the second Republican doctor to enter the race. Manny Sethi, a Nashville-based orthopedic surgeon, announced in June that he was seeking the Republican nomination for Senate. Though he has yet to declare, former Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty is the hypothetical frontrunner in the Republican primary thanks to an endorsement from President Trump.