Bill Hagerty, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, announced that he will be hosting a telephone town hall Wednesday with Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s director for the National Economic Council.
Hagerty previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Trump and is now running for the Republican endorsement for the Senate seat that will be left open by Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is retiring at the end of his current term.
The announcement of the town hall comes amid ongoing negotiations between the White House and Democratic leadership over a stimulus package intended to provide economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill was blocked by Democrats in the Senate Sunday night.
“I am honored National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow will be able to answer questions from Tennesseans on how the administration is working to stabilize our economy and help small businesses, employees, and families in the weeks ahead,” Hagerty said in a statement.
“Director Kudlow is well-known for his commitment to cutting taxes and repealing burdensome regulations. In the Senate, I will work with Director Kudlow and President Trump to ensure our Tennessee businesses have the resources they need to expand and create jobs once this foreign virus is eradicated,” he added.
The town hall will take place Wednesday morning at 10:30 CT, Hagerty’s campaign said.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, our economy reached new highs and unemployment set record lows which has put the administration in a strong position to provide assistance and help to alleviate financial stress for small businesses and families as we all work to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus,” Kudlow told The Tennessee Star.
“The Administration is working hard to help Tennesseans recover from deadly storms, prevent the spread of the coronavirus and alleviate financial stress for your small businesses and families,” he continued. “I look forward to answering your questions with my friend Bill Hagerty who has the complete and total endorsement of President Trump. We need him in the Senate.”
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