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Republican critical of Black Lives Matter, now faces a BLM activist for Tenn. Senate seat

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in Tennessee now features a November contest between a Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and a Black activist who pulled off an astonishing upset victory over the Democratic party establishment's choice.

In Thursday's GOP primary, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty spent more than $9 million defeating trauma surgeon Manny Sethi.

Meanwhile, Marquita Bradshaw spent less than $10,000 to beat Army helicopter pilot James Mackler.

Hagerty has harshly rebuked the Black Lives Matter movement; now he faces a Black activist in the general election. 

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