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U.S. Senate 2020

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Former Governor Bill Haslam knew he could win the U.S. Senate seat.

At least that’s what internal polls told him. But the position would have been different from what he’s been used to, first as mayor of Knoxville and then as governor of Tennessee.

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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.