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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 9, 2019

Bill Hagerty, the former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic Development, officially entered the Republican primary for U.S. Senate today, the Nashville Business Journal reports. Hagerty stepped down as ambassador in July amid widespread speculation he would seek the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. He joins Vanderbilt surgeon Manny Sethi in the Republican primary. Nashville attorney James Mackler is the lone Democrat to announce a run to date.