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Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty launches U.S. Senate bid

Joel Ebert, The Tennessean • Sep 9, 2019 at 11:07 AM

Two months after President Donald Trump endorsed him, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is officially launching a bid to be Tennessee’s next U.S. Senator.

In an exclusive interview with The Tennessean, Hagerty announced his campaign Monday, while releasing a video in which he calls himself an experienced conservative family man.

"What I've seen coming out of Washington is a great threat to economy but more importantly, it's a threat to our conservative Tennessee values," he said, pointing to the "liberal, social agenda" being pushed by Democrats.

Hagerty is the second top-tier Republican to enter the race, after Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi launched his own campaign in June.

More about Hagerty’s bid from our partners at The Tennessean.

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