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The Tri-Star State: Political Outsiders, Trump Allies More Likely To Win Senate Race In Tennessee

The open U.S. Senate race in Tennessee just got interesting.

Former Gov. Bill Haslam decided he will not run, opening the door for other Republicans who may have been holding back. And the next day, President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Tennessee's Bill Hagerty, is getting into the race.

WPLN’s political reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been following this and looking into the multiple factors influencing potential candidates.

Our ongoing conversations about Tennessee politics are available in The Tri-Star State podcast. You can listen by visiting wpln.org/tristar or subscribe using your favorite podcasting app.