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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.

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President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that Bill Hagerty is entering the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.

Hagerty is currently the U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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A Tennessee lawmaker who recently questioned the effectiveness of vaccines has received backlash — and even prompting a state department to weigh in.

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Gov. Bill Haslam issued a statement Thursday saying he will not run for U.S. Senate, altering the calculus of the race to replace the retiring Republican Bob Corker and other races down the ballot. So far, two other politicians have announced their decisions later in the day as well.

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Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has his first Republican challenger next year — if he decides to seek re-election.

Conservative activist Andrew Ogles announced Thursday that he's running for the seat, which Corker has held since 2007. Others might not be far behind.

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The Republican candidates for governor are saying they'd compel cities in Tennessee to enforce immigration laws if elected.

That comes amid a national debate over whether being picked up for minor offenses should also carry the risk of deportation.

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Republicans in Rutherford County gathered Thursday night for their annual Reagan Day dinner.

Such events are primarily fundraisers for the party. But this year, they're also playing an important role in shaping the field to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam.

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A Clarksville lawmaker has been tapped to serve as the nation’s next Army Secretary, thanks in part to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.

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The 2016 election may have only been a week ago.

But some Tennessee political figures are already turning their thoughts to 2018, as the jockeying to succeed Governor Bill Haslam has begun.

Clarksville Republican Mark Green's high political ambitions have been no secret. And with his re-election to the state Senate safely in the books, he's embarked on a "listening tour" of Tennessee that should end with him announcing his intentions in January.

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Self-driving cars are being tested in California and Texas, and one state lawmaker wants to see them on Tennessee roads as soon as possible.

State Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, says he's working on a bill to permit driverless cars on the state's roadways.

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