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Conservative Republican Ogles wins Nashville US House seat

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Presumptive Tennessee District 5 Congressional Rep. Andy Ogles and former president Donald Trump.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservative Republican Andy Ogles has won a newly redrawn congressional district in left-leaning Nashville.

Ogles on Tuesday secured the seat after largely dodging questions on key policy issues that included whether he supported a national ban on abortion and if he supported exceptions to save the life of the mother.

Ogles took a low-key approach to the general election after emerging victorious from a crowded and bruising Republican primary.

Ogles avoided his Democratic opponent Heidi Campbell and gave interviews mostly to conservative media outlets.

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