Clint Brewer Weighs in on the Recent Republican and Democratic Tennessee U.S. Senate Primary Wins

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.

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On Election Eve, Donald Trump Pushes One More Time for Bill Hagerty

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.

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Donald Trump Schedules Another Tele-Town Hall with Bill Hagerty for Wednesday Evening

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.

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Former Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr Explains Why He Did Not Endorse Bill Hagerty for U.S. Senate

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.

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Manny Sethi Says Trump Should Fire Dr. Anthony Fauci; Bill Hagerty Says President Can Manage His Own Staff, Chinese Communist Party Responsible for COVID-19

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.

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Sen. Rand Paul Says Sen. Marsha Blackburn ‘Must be Confused’ About Ad He Cut for Manny Sethi

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.

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‘DISGRACEFUL:’ Marsha Blackburn Scorches Manny Sethi Supporter Zach Wamp for Now-Deleted Tweet About Female Volunteers in Bill Hagerty’s Campaign

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.

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Joe Carr Commentary: Sethi vs. Hagerty – An Obvious Choice

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.

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Hagerty Ad Focuses on Grant to Dr. Manny Sethi from Foundation That Calls Gun Violence a ‘Public Health Epidemic,’ Sethi Campaign Pushes Back

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.

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Bill Hagerty’s and Manny Sethi’s Political Contributions Since 2000 Are Extensive

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.

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Issues of Substance: Jeff Hartline Explains His Commentary for Endorsing Manny Sethi for the Tennessee US Senate Seat

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.

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Clint Brewer Weighs in on Current Polling for the Tennessee U.S. Senate Race

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.

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Bill Hagerty Releases New TV Ad Attacking Manny Sethi

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.”

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Manny Sethi Campaign Fails to Provide Evidence to Support Claim Bill Hagerty Made Millions on Common Core

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.

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Jeff Hartline Commentary: I Choose Swamp Disruptor, Dr. Manny Sethi

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.

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POLL: Bill Hagerty Leads Manny Sethi by 3 Percentage Points

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.

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Rand Paul Stumps for U.S. Senate Candidate Manny Sethi at Sellout Event

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.”

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Carol Swain Takes Listener Calls Regarding Her Endorsement of Bill Hagerty

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.

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Bill Hagerty Donated to Both Al Gore and George W. Bush in 2000 Presidential Election Cycle

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.

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Bill Hagerty Resigns from Board of Company After It Was Exposed for Supporting Black Lives Matter Movement

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.

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Memphis Entrepreneur Jeff Webb Discusses His Endorsement of Dr. Manny Sethi for the U.S. Senate

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.

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Memphis-Based Varsity Spirit Founder Endorses Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate

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.

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Former Congressman John J. Duncan Endorses Manny Sethi

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.

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Zach Wamp Endorses Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate

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.”

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Manny Sethi Applauds Trump Steps to Limit Immigration

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.”

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