Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi said in a statement he was endorsed Friday by former U.S. Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC).
Sethi tweeted a quote from DeMint: “I am endorsing Dr. Manny because Tennessee needs to send a rock solid conservative to DC who will take on the Swamp, fight Amnesty, and stand with President Trump. Dr. Manny is a proven fighter, with the courage to not cave to the Washington Establishment.” – Senator @jimdemint”.
“I am endorsing Dr. Manny because Tennessee needs to send a rock solid conservative to DC who will take on the Swamp, fight Amnesty, and stand with President Trump. Dr. Manny is a proven fighter, with the courage to not cave to the Washington Establishment." – Senator @jimdemint pic.twitter.com/6fRayN7Mop
— Dr. Manny For Senate (@DrMannySenate) July 17, 2020
Sethi said, “Senator DeMint was a true conservative leader in the Senate, and he literally invented beating the Washington Establishment in Senate primaries. I’m grateful to have the endorsement of this consummate conservative fighter.”
DeMint, known for his work in the Tea Party, is a University of Tennessee graduate and founder of the Senate Conservatives Fund. He also is CEO of conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation. DeMint also is chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute.
The institute says, “The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) is dedicated to providing a platform for citizen leaders, the conservative movement, Members of Congress, congressional staff and scholars to be connected. The organization works to provide these leaders with the tools, tactics, resources and strategies to help make them successful in advancing conservative policy solutions.
Sethi and opponent Bill Hagerty have been sparring. This week, Sethi released a campaign ad criticizing Hagerty’s connections to Mitt Romney and Al Gore, The Tennessee Star reported.
“Meanwhile Hagerty gave $100,000 to Mitt Romney, donated to Al Gore, and Hagerty’s company made millions off Common Core. Hagerty is desperate and scared. He should be—Manny Sethi is winning.”
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