Veterans For America First Endorses Andy Ogles for TN-5 Seat

Formerly known as Veterans for Trump, the group Veterans For America First endorsed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat, announced the Ogles campaign in a statement.

The statement notes that, “The organization has already endorsed conservative candidates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO), Sarah Palin (AK), Herschel Walker (GA), and Kari Lake (AZ), among others.”

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Bulk of TN-5 Republican Primary Field Stands with Tennessee National Guard Members

Most of the Republican field in the August 4 primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat has now voiced their support for the National Guard members who are scheduled to be fired on June 30 due to their defiance of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

Previously reported, former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell was the first TN-5 candidate to issue a statement in support of the National Guard soldiers, saying:

The Biden Administration’s forced COVID-19 vaccination policy for men and women in the military is absolutely wrong and it’s another example of more overreach by the federal government. I stand with the hundreds of National Guard members who could be removed from service and urge those who can help them to do so.

We shouldn’t fire these brave soldiers serving our country by keeping Tennessee safe. They made the decision to serve and I believe they can make their own personal medical decisions.

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TN-5 Candidate Andy Ogles Says SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade is ‘Answer to Prayer’

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, a candidate in the August 4 Republican primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat, said in a statement, the “SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return decision-making authority to the people is an answer to prayer.”

Ogles talked about the historic nature of the decision and the importance defending the unborn.

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All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Breaks Down Strengths of TN-5 Frontrunners Harwell, Ogles, and Winstead

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to break down the front runners and their strategies in Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District race.

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Andy Ogles Wins TN-5 Straw Poll with over 81 Percent of the Vote at Davidson County GOP Candidates Debate

MADISON, Tennessee – Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles won another straw poll with over 81 percent of the vote at a Davidson County Republican Party debate for the candidates.

In addition to Ogles, Stewart Parks and Timothy Lee participated in the debate.

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TN-5 Candidate Andy Ogles Condemns Draft SEC Rule That Threatens Farmers and Others

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, a Republican candidate in the August 4 primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, announced Tuesday that he is joining U.S. Representative John Rose (R-TN-6) in criticizing proposed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations that impose requirements on public companies regarding their non-financial activities. 

“The proposed enhanced reporting requirements that will pressure public companies to pursue liberal political objectives regarding their environmental, social impact, and governance (ESG) policies rather than sound profit and business objectives is quite simply an assault on capitalistic and free-market principles,” Ogles said.

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TN-5 Congressional Candidate, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Tells Pelosi to Focus on America and the Real Issues the Country Is Facing

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Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed TN5 Congressional Candidate, Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles to the newsmaker line to weigh in on recent comments made to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, focusing on the economy, and what he’s seeing on the campaign trail.

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TN-5 Candidate Andy Ogles Calls to ‘End the Ridiculous January 6 Partisan Political Charade’

Tennessee 5th Congressional District candidate and Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and congressional Democrats to “end the ridiculous January 6 partisan political charade.”

In a statement Thursday, the Republican said that the Democrat-controlled House needs to immediately end the January 6 show trial and refocus on the issues actually impacting American families.

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Exclusive: Andy Ogles Calls for 90-Day Moratorium on Federal Gas Tax Collection

In an exclusive press statement obtained by The Tennessee Star, TN-5 Republican primary candidate Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles called for the Democrat-controlled U.S. House and U.S. Senate to immediately pass a 90-day moratorium on federal gasoline and diesel taxes. 

“The absurd and destructive energy policies of the Biden Administration and the Democrat-controlled House and Senate, are producing the highest gas and diesel prices in history!” Ogles said. “As Democrats refuse to consider returning to the pre-Biden energy policies that had gas prices in the $2.20 range, the least they can do is give families a break this summer as we struggle with the Biden-flation caused by his inept and misguided energy and economic policies.”

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Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee’s Tori Venable Seeks People Who Can Build Broad Policy Coalitions, Remove Barriers to the American Dream

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Americans for Prosperity’s Tennessee state direct, Tori Venable on the newsmaker line to discuss the endorsement of Andy Ogles for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District and what they look for in a candidate.

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Andy Ogles Endorsed by Americans for Prosperity Action in TN-5 GOP Primary

Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) endorsed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat on Monday.

AFP Action said they endorsed Ogles because “of his track record supporting local, state, and federal policies that promote economic freedom and create opportunities that improve the lives of Tennesseans.”

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Several TN-5 Candidates Come Out Against $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

Several candidates in the Tennessee 5th Congressional District GOP primary have announced their public opposition to the recently approved aid package to Ukraine.

In addition to former Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell and Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, candidates General Kurt Winstead, Jeff Beierlein, and Tres Wittum have come out against the $40 billion Ukraine aid package.

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Host Leahy Welcomes New Official Guest Host Aaron Gulbransen to Review TN-5 GOP Candidates and Fundraising to Date

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the new official guest host, Aaron Gulbransen in studio to weigh in on the TN5 GOP candidate field and fundraising efforts thus far.

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TN-5 Candidate Andy Ogles on $40 Billion Ukrainian Aid Package: ‘It’s America First, Not Ukraine First’

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles praised Tennessee U.S. Senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn for their votes against H.R. 7691, known as the $40 billion Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

In a statement, Ogles said, “It’s time we follow the words of President Trump and put America First.  At a time when mothers cannot find baby formula, we are facing runaway inflation and a disgraceful collapse of our southern border this inept Biden administration seems hellbent in destroying our economy and the middle class with it.”

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Maury County Mayor and U.S House Candidate Andy Ogles Wins Another TN-5 Straw Poll

Aaron Gulbransen, Political Reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network, reported from the Marshall County Republican Party Annual Dinner and Straw Poll in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

He interviewed several candidates in the Republican Primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat, including Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell, and State Senate aide Tres Wittum.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Wins Marshall County GOP 5th Congressional District Straw Poll, Disqualified Candidates Allowed to Participate

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles won the Marshall County Republican Party’s Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District straw poll by a commanding margin, a poll which was conducted during the party’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night.

Marshall County Republican Chair Julie Quan allowed disqualified TN-5 candidates Robby Starbuck, Morgan Ortagus, and Baxter Lee to participate in the poll. In a Facebook post shared on Friday, Quan said that the former candidates would be included because the final plans for the event “were finalized prior to the changes by made the SEC.”

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Maury County Mayoral Candidate David Baker Comments on Maintaining Integrity and Way of Life as County Grows

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Independent Maury County Mayoral candidate David Baker in studio to discuss his experience and maintaining the liberty and freedom established by Andy Ogles.

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Sources: Andy Ogles Will Focus on TN-5 Congressional Bid and Not Run for Re-election as Maury County Mayor

Sources close to Andy Ogles tell The Tennessee Star that he will announce later this week that he will focus on his bid for the TN-5 GOP nomination and will withdraw as a candidate for re-election as mayor of Maury County.

First elected mayor in 2018, Ogles is currently the GOP nominee for Maury County mayor in the Aug 4 county general election, which is scheduled to be held on the same day and in the same Maury County polling locations as the TN-5 GOP primary election.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Dominates in Wilson County GOP TN-5 Straw Poll Results

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles dominated in a straw poll held by the Wilson County GOP, the first test of grassroots strength in the contest for the Republican nomination in the race for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District.

The straw poll was conducted at the conclusion of the candidate forum hosted by the Wilson County GOP. The Tennessee Star’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy served as the master of ceremonies. The people of Wilson County packed the room and showed tremendous excitement for the upcoming elections.

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Brad Lytle Details GOP Candidate Meet-and-Greet on April 7th in Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Chairman Brad Lytle of the Wilson County Republican Party in studio to give details of the GOP meet and greet scheduled for April 7th at 5:30 pm in Lebanon.

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Former Williamson County GOP Chair Omar Hamada Endorses Andy Ogles for TN-5

Former Williamson County Republican Chair Omar Hamada has endorsed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in the GOP primary for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional district seat.

Hamada had previously considered running for TN-5 himself, but had declared that he would not run if Ogles jumped in. Hamada told The Tennessee Star prior to Ogles’ official announcement that he was against running if Ogles ran because in his view, he did not want to split the conservative vote. “Basically, I think we are the old two true solid conservatives and I don’t want to split the vote and have a moderate win.”

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All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Reviews Tennessee’s 5th District Race Candidate Roster

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to review the candidate lineup for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional race.

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Potential Candidate Omar Hamada on Running for TN-5: If Andy Ogles Is In, I’ll Support Him

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed potential candidate for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional district, Omar Hamada to the newsmakers line to discuss his position on running.

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Mayor Andy Ogles Comments on Congressman Mark Green’s New Bill Proposing a Ban on Receiving Oil from Russia, Iran, and Venezuela

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Andy Ogles in-studio to weigh in on recent legislation proposed by Mark Green eliminating oil purchases from Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.

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Retired Brig. General and TN-5 GOP Primary Candidate Kurt Winstead Announces Key Campaign Personnel

Retired Brig. General Kurt Winstead announced key personnel additions to his campaign for the Republican primary for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district.

The Winstead campaign announced that Chris Devaney, campaign manager for Governor Bill Lee’s 2018 campaign, will serve as senior advisor to the campaign. Kim Kaegi, a veteran of numerous successful campaigns across Tennessee, will serve as the campaign finance consultant. Jimmy Granbery will serve as the campaign finance chairman. Granbery is currently the chairman of the H.G. Hill Company and CEO of H.G. Hill Realty Company.

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State Senator Kerry Roberts Talks Quick Passage on Senate Bill Requiring Three-Year Residency in Tennessee to Run for Political Office

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Senator Kerry Roberts to the newsmakers line to weigh in on Monday’s Senate vote on SB2616 requiring Tennessee state primary candidates for House and Senate to be a resident for three years.

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All-Star Panelist Clint Brewer Analyzes the Impact of the Harwell Addition to Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District Race

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to dissect the candidates for the Fifth Congressional District race with Beth Harwell now in.

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State Representative Rusty Grills Talks Firearm and Air Tag Legislation

Tennessee Rep. Rusty Grills

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative (R-TN-77) Rusty Grills to the newsmaker line to talk about the status of his handgun and air tag bills in the 2022 Tennessee General Assembly.

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Tennessee House Majority Whip Johnny Garrett Weighs In on the Titans Stadium Funding Rumors and the Basic Education Plan Formula Updates

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Majority Whip Johnny Garrett to on the newsmaker line to comment upon Titans stadium funding and the Basic Education Program formula changes.

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Andy Ogles: Tennessee Horn-Honkers Stopped State Income Tax in 2000, Freedom Convoy in Canada Using Same Technique Today to Stop Vax Mandates

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Mayor Andy Ogles and guest host Grant Henry in studio to discuss the similarities between Tennessee’s horn honking protest of 2000 and Canada’s of today in 2022.

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Mayor Andy Ogles Talks About Attending the Tennessee State of the State Address

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Mayor Andy Ogles in studio to comment on the State of the State Address and what impact the $52 billion budget will ahve on Maury County.

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State GOP Chairman Scott Golden Unravels Tennessee Republican Party Bylaws for Qualifying Candidates to Run for Office

Scott Golden

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Republican Party Chairman, Scott Golden to the newsmaker line to clarify bylaws and standards for candidates.

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Dr. Carol Swain and Crom Carmichael Discuss the Candidates for the Hotly Contested Fifth Congressional District of Tennessee

Tennessee Capitol Building as viewed from Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Downtown Nashville.

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelists Carol Swain and Crom Carmichael in studio to discuss identity politics and the candidates for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District.

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All Star Panelist Clint Brewer Discusses the Fifth Congressional District’s Slew of GOP Candidates

Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in studio to comment upon the recent nod to Nashville transplant Morgan Ortegas for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District and those confirmed and considering a run.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Weighs in on OSHA Mandate and His Recent Email to the Biden Administration

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the Mayor of Maury County, Tennessee, Andy Ogles in studio to talk about his recent email to the Biden administration regarding his stance on non-compliance of OSHA vaccine mandates.

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Maury County, Tennessee Mayor Andy Ogles Says He’ll Go to Jail Before He Forces County Employees to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles on Monday delivered a bold and unconventional message not only to his employees but also to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) bureaucrats concerning that agency’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Ogles said that the county will not submit.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Talks Comirnaty, Omicron, COVID-19 and Drive Thru Testing

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in studio to discuss the confusion surrounding the Cominarty Pfizer vaccine, testing, and health privacy.

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Grant’s Rants Discusses the Controversial Commission to Add Seats to the U.S. Supreme Court and Natural Societal Change

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Grant Henry in studio for another edition of Grant’s Rants.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles: ‘There’s a Time in History Where You Stand up to Your Government and You Tell Them Enough Is Enough’

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles to the newsmakers line to explain his pushback on the federal government’s mandate requiring Tennessee healthcare workers to be vaccinated by Janauary sixth of 2022.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Declares State of Emergency in County to Protect Health Care Workers’ Rights

Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles — flanked by several state legislators — declared a state of emergency in the county at a press conference  on Thursday.

Ogles said the U.S. Constitution entitles health care workers to religious exemptions and other rights of conscience to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. He also said the U.S. Constitution protects those workers from harassment or even job loss.

The Biden administration now mandates that healthcare workers vaccinate themselves against COVID-19, and Ogles warned his constituents Thursday that more than 1,000 local health care employees in Maury County could lose their jobs.

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Retiring Tennessee State Senator Mike Bell Talks About Why He’s Leaving and Plans For the Future

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Senator Mike Bell in studio to talk about his retirement after 15 years in the Senate.

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Mayor of Maury County Andy Ogles Weighs in on the Oncoming Migrant Caravan Making Its Way to the U.S. Border

Andy Ogles

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Mayor of Maury County, Andy Ogles in studio to weigh in on the incoming migrant caravan surge heading towards the United States border.

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Representative Brandon Ogles Talks Special Session Mature Minor Doctrine, Mask and Vaccine Mandates

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Representative Brandon Ogles to the newsmakers line to discuss the special session addressing mask and vaccine mandates concerning the mature minor doctrine.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Weighs in on Texas Governor Abbot’s Vaccine Mandate Executive Order

healthcare worker talking to patient after vaccination

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Mayor Andy Ogles of Maury County in studio to discuss Texa’s vaccine executive order suggesting Tennessee should follow the template.

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Inside Monday Night’s Nomination of Pfizer VP Josh Brown to Williamson County School Board

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee Stand’s Gary Humble to the newsmaker line to give a first-hand report on Monday nights confirmation of Josh Brown to the Willamson County School Board.

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Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles Discusses the Deception of New Local News Outlets

group of people all sitting and scrolling on their phones

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Mayor Andy Ogles of Maury County in studio to weigh in on the media’s attempt to infiltrate local news and create misdirection.

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