Hagerty, DesJarlais win Republican primary races

Two State Republican primary elections took place Thursday night: one for U.S. Senate and another for U.S. House of Representatives.

In a primary battle that overtook television and social media with leading candidates Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi swapping licks to replace retiring Senator Lamar Alexander, Hagerty won the Republican nomination for United States Senate by a wide margin. He earned 330,893 (50.8%) to Dr. Sethi’s 256,732 (39.4 %)

In Moore County, Sethi won with 627 votes to Hagerty’s 600. It was close.

In the U.S. House of Representative District 4, incumbent Scott DesJarlais won. The final state vote totals were Scott DesJarlais (55,178), Doug Meyer (14,173) and Randy Sharp (8,279).

Republican State Senator Shane Reeves and Republican State Representative Iris Rudder both ran unopposed. •

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