Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer to weigh in on the recent Republican and Democratic primary wins for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat.Read More
By a large margin, Tennessee Republicans elected Bill Hagerty their nominee in Thursday’s GOP primary to compete against a Democrat in November’s general election.
Hagerty and Sethi competed against one another to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Wednesday accused opponent Bill Hagerty of accepting a donation from U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and then discretely returning it.
This, according to a press release that the Sethi campaign emailed this week.Read More
On Wednesday, one day before Thursday’s GOP primary, U.S. President Donald Trump held another tele-town hall for U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, whom he endorsed last year.
“I went to Bill. I said we need your help. I want you to be on our transition team. I appointed him as ambassador to Japan. And he was truly one of our best. He was an incredible ambassador to Japan. They still talk about Bill. He really became legendary over there, and that is why we are doing this next step,” Trump said during a six-minute call.Read More
President Donald Trump is scheduled to join U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty Wednesday evening for a tele-town hall.
Hagerty’s campaign has scheduled the tele-town hall for 7:45 p.m. Eastern/6:45 p.m. Central Standard Time Wednesday, August 5. You can RSVP for Hagerty’s tele-town hall with Trump by clicking here.Read More
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed conservative Joe Carr to discuss why he did not endorse Bill Hagerty for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Monday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, and he also blasted Facebook and Twitter for censoring information about the use of hydroxychloroquine.
This, according to a press release that Seth sent via email.
“I’ve had about enough of this guy Fauci. If I’m President Trump, I call Dr. Fauci into the Board room and tell him, ‘You’re fired,” Sethi said.
“Instead of having a plan to protect the most vulnerable among us and allowing us to get to herd immunity, he called for total lockdown. His plan did incredible damage to our economy. Fauci failed, and now he wants us to double down on failure again by completely destroying what’s left of our economy.”
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, Sethi’s opponent, told The Tennessee Star in an email Monday that he does not believe Fauci has done a good job advising Trump.Read More
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Monday that U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) misunderstood him when he faulted Republicans who represent Tennessee in one or both houses of Congress and said they vote like Democrats.
Paul suggested to The Tennessee Star Monday that he had criticized another prominent Tennessee Republican —not Blackburn.Read More
Former Tennessee congressman Zach Wamp, who recently endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi, on Saturday posted — and deleted — a tweet accusing Sethi’s opponent, Bill Hagerty, of using young female volunteers “in short shorts” to attract votes.
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), upon reading Wamp’s tweet, reprimanded the former congressman and suggested he doesn’t respect women.Read More
In 2014 I ran for the United States Senate against well-known and established incumbent Lamar Alexander. Our underfunded and understaffed campaign garnered over 271,000 votes. The largest vote total of any statewide campaign to that point and not win an election. When we lost in 2014, I thought it was over. I was wrong! We were just getting started.
Fast forward to 2020 and Tennessee once again can send a constitutional conservative to the United States Senate to stand alongside President Donald Trump. Dr. Manny Sethi is that man.Read More
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has scheduled a return trip to Tennessee Monday to appear alongside U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
Members of Sethi’s campaign said in an emailed press release Saturday that the pair will appear in Jackson and then Cordova.Read More
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday again endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Twitter.
“@BillHagertyTN, an outstanding man and one of the best Ambassadors ever (Japan), is running an excellent campaign for the Senate,” Trump tweeted.Read More
The Virginia-based Gun Owners of America (GOA) on Thursday endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
Sethi and GOA members announced the news on their respective Facebook pages.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Thursday denied opponent Bill Hagerty’s accusations that’s Sethi pushed anti-gun propaganda in Tennessee’s public schools.
“Dr. Manny is a permit holder and gun owner himself. He has carried for years. It’s ridiculous to suggest he is anything but pro-gun,” the Sethi campaign told The Tennessee Star in an email.Read More
Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Memphis entrepreneur Jeff Webb to the studio to discuss what separates Tennessee US Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi from Bill Hagerty.Read More
Manny Sethi’s wife, Maya, released an ad Monday trying to clarify what she said was confusion over how and why the Federal Election Commission recorded her husband donating $50 to a liberal political candidate in 2008.
Mrs. Sethi said in the ad that she donated $50 to help a friend.Read More
Radio and FOX News personality Sean Hannity on Saturday endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty.
Hannity announced his support on Twitter.Read More
Members of U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi’s top staff this week did not refute a new Breitbart article that reported some of them were, at one time, Never Trumpers.
The Tennessee Star gave the Sethi campaign a platform to respond.Read More
U.S. Senate candidates Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi have said much about each other’s political donations in recent weeks as they seek to prevail over the other in the upcoming Republican primary.
The Tennessee Star examined both candidate’s political donations at the state and federal levels since 2000. Members of the public may review the records for themselves at the Federal Election Commission’s website and at the Tennessee Online Campaign Finance website.Read More
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Wednesday endorsed Bill Hagerty to work alongside her in Washington, D.C.
Blackburn tweeted her support for Hagerty and called him “a true conservative.”Read More
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this week endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
This, according to a press release that members of the Sethi campaign emailed Wednesday.Read More
A Knoxville-based attorney wants television stations in Tennessee to stop airing an ad that says U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi donated to a leftist-progressive PAC in 2008.
And if the stations don’t stop then they might face legal action.Read More
On The Tennessee Star Report Tuesday morning, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Jeff Hartline to the studio to discuss his recent commentary endorsing Manny Sethi for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat.Read More
On The Tennessee Star Report Tuesday morning, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer to the studio to discuss the recent polling results for the 2020 Tennessee U.S. Senate race.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Tuesday released a television ad that called out rival candidate Manny Sethi for not favoring the conservative agenda.
This, according to a press release that Hagerty’s staff posted on his campaign website that quoted campaign spokeswoman Abigail Sigler. Hagerty’s campaign specifically called Sethi out for saying one thing and doing another, “depending on where he lives and what is politically expedient at the time.”Read More
Members of U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi’s campaign, despite countless claims, apparently cannot prove that opponent Bill Hagerty made millions of dollars off of Common Core.
Sethi and Hagerty are both challenging one another to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for the August 6 Republican primary.Read More
Tennessee voters are faced with a significant choice this election cycle for U.S. Senate. Will they choose a Lamar Alexander 2.0 candidate or will they opt for the Trumpesque outsider, Dr. Manny Sethi?
Yes, we all know that his opponent ceaselessly touts his Trump endorsement, which was understandably given as a result of his assistance in Tennessee during the 2016 election cycle. I’m pleased to see the broken clock get one right. After all, he ceaselessly promoted Trump’s major nemesis in the Republican senate Caucus, Mitt Romney in two previous Presidential runs. His previous endorsements of Jeb Bush and campaign contributions to Al Gore remind us all where he has been the majority of his “political” career. Welcome aboard, finally, Mr. Hagerty.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi on Monday invited opponent Bill Hagerty to join him for a public debate on major issues.
Sethi said this in an emailed statement to the media and on his campaign’s Facebook page.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty leads opponent Manny Sethi by 3 percentage points – 30 percent to 27 percent – although 32 percent of voters remain undecided, according to a new poll that an out-of-state firm released Monday.
John Couvillon of the Louisiana-based JMC Analytics and Polling published the results, which he said has a 4 percent margin of error.Read More
Mark Levin endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi Friday.
This according to an emailed press release that Sethi’s campaign distributed to the media.Read More
LASCASSAS, Tennessee — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told more than 800 people Saturday that he supports U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi not because Sethi is a Republican — but because Sethi is conservative.
Paul appeared alongside Sethi at former State Rep. Joe Carr’s T-Bones & Politics dinner. Carr said it was “a sellout event.”Read More
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will join U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi at this weekend’s T-Bones and Politics event.
Organizers have scheduled the event for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at The Shed at 4707 Lascassas Pike, in Lascassas.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Friday described opponent Manny Sethi as a less than true conservative who, on one occasion, donated to ActBlue.
ActBlue, according to its website, assists leftist causes.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi released a statewide ad Thursday criticizing his opponent in the Republican primary, Bill Hagerty, for past connections to Mitt Romney and Al Gore.
This, according to a press release that Sethi’s campaign emailed Thursday.Read More
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Carol Swain to the studio who took listener calls regarding her endorsement of Bill Hagerty. She explained her choice by citing the importance of the candidate’s history and record of service.Read More
Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Carol Swain in studio to address critics on her support of Tennessee Senate candidate Bill Hagerty.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty donated $1,000 each to the presidential campaigns of both Al Gore and George W. Bush in the year 2000, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
That year Hagerty, according to his LinkedIn page, worked at the private equity investment firm Hagerty Peterson & Company LLC in Nashville, a position he held until July 2017. Hagerty said on his LinkedIn page that he co-founded the company.Read More
Bill Hagerty’s Senate campaign confirmed with The Tennessee Star that the Republican has resigned from the board of an investment firm that issued statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hagerty previously served as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Japan and was endorsed by the president in the race to replace Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who is retiring at the end of his current term.Read More
Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the Memphis Entrepreneur Jeff Webb to the newsmakers line.
During the third hour, Webb discussed his motivation for the recent endorsement of Tennessee Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi. He described his decision as being one based on the fact that Sethi embodies the American dream, is a political outsider and would be an advocate for small businesses.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty leads his opponent Manny Sethi by almost four percentage points, according to a new poll that a Georgia-based group released this week.
Members of that organization, The Trafalgar Group, polled 1,062 likely 2020 GOP primary voters July 6 through July 8, according to their report.Read More
Memphis-based Varsity Spirit founder Jeff Webb this week endorsed Manny Sethi’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
According to a press release Sethi emailed Thursday, Webb built Varsity Spirit from startup to annual revenues approaching $2 billion with 8,000 employees in all 50 states. He also founded and chairs American Populists, a political organization dedicated to restoring America’s middle class.Read More
Former Congressmen John J. Duncan Jr., who represented Tennessee’s Second District until 2019, this week endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
“I do not want this country to become like Seattle, Minneapolis, or the countries all over the world that have fallen for the myths of socialism,” Duncan said in a statement on Sethi’s Facebook page.Read More
Two members of the GOP running to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have released their own separate polls concerning which Republican leads the race for the primary election and by how much.
Both polls tallied wildly different results.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi criticized Nashville Mayor John Cooper Thursday after the mayor announced the city would revert to Phase Two of its planned reopening after COVID-19.
“This is lunacy,” Sethi said in an emailed press release.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi released a statement Monday about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the June Medical Services v. Russo case.
Sethi directed his statement especially at Chief Justice John Roberts and his decision to rule in the majority, alongside the more liberal judges.Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi this week released a new television ad entitled “Mobs” that calls out leftists for the nation’s recent civil unrest.
Markets statewide began playing the television ad Thursday.Read More
Former Congressman Zach Wamp who endorsed Manny Sethi for the United States Senate this week has previously leveled harsh criticisms at U.S. President Donald Trump.
But members of Sethi’s campaign say Wamp supports Trump.Read More
Former Congressman Zach Wamp on Wednesday endorsed Manny Sethi for the United States Senate.
“There are three reasons why I am endorsing Dr. Manny Sethi for Senate,” Wamp said in an emailed press release.
“He is the true conservative in this race, and he will stand for fiscal responsibility when so many others have buckled. He is authentic and he will represent the people of Tennessee, not the establishment, in every decision he makes. Finally, he belongs to a new generation of conservatives who have the chance to lead our country to greater freedom and prosperity. We need more political outsiders and citizen legislators like Dr. Manny Sethi in the U.S. Senate, and that is why I am proud to endorse him.”Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi issued a statement Monday regarding President Donald Trump’s executive action on immigration.
“I agree with President Trump taking steps to limit immigration. As I have said for the last two months, America needs to put Americans first,” Sethi said in an emailed press release.
“As our country gets back on its feet, we must prioritize Americans and make sure every American has a job before we allow workers from other countries to come to our country. I will be a Senator who always puts America first.”Read More
Tennessee Senate candidate Manny Sethi released a statement about the U.S. Supreme Court’s DACA decision this week, and he also touched on his parents’ experiences as immigrants.
Sethi said this both in an emailed press release and on his campaign’s Facebook page.Read More