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