Welcome to our new web site!
To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.
During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.
HUNTINGDON (January 3) — U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty, ambassador to Japan, was in Huntingdon on Friday to listen to area constituents and to detail his platform in seeking the …
HUNTINGDON (January 3) — U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty, ambassador to Japan, was in Huntingdon on Friday to listen to area constituents and to detail his platform in seeking the office.
Hagerty, a Republican, hopes to replace the retiring Senator Lamar Alexander. The candidate was at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, where he met with approximately 20 local residents.
He said he is endorsed by President Trump and has served as part of his administration in Japan. He supports building the border wall, eliminating sanctuary cities, will vote to confirm constitutional judges, and is pro-life.
“I will work to assure Tennessee remains on its winning streak,” said the candidate, who previously served as the Tennessee commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Hagerty said the Democrats do not stand for Tennessee values and the impeachment of Donald Trump is simply a political exercise. He said the impeachment weakens the U.S.’s position in the world.
As the drone attack which led to the death of a Iranian official, Hagerty said he supported Trump’s decision.
“I’m simply going in there to make a difference,” Hagerty said of his run for senate.