Bill Haslam Won Gubernatorial Nomination

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After a rigorous 19-month campaign, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam was declared the winner of Tennessee’s Republican gubernatorial nomination. With Haslam’s declaration as the winner at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville, his supporters were predicting for a landslide victory come this November.

Haslam gained a total of 115,705 votes – almost 52 percent of the total votes. It was followed by his 2 equally tough competitors, U.S. Representative Zach Wamp with 59,922 votes (27%) and state Senate speaker Ron Ramsey having only 43,308 votes (20%).

Many believed that Haslam will be a very good governor because of his experiences in running executive positions. He was able to run a city successfully as well as their family-owned business. Haslam was the former president of their family funded PilotCorp truck stop chains.

The Knox County co-chair of Haslam’s campaign, Phyllis Severance said that she along with the local supporters will be starting to work again for the campaign on Monday. Severance also said that they were elated but they don’t feel that the obstacle was over because of the much bigger event to come. However, she proudly said that Bill Haslam is the man for the state.

Bill Haslam is set to face Democrat Mike McWherter on November for the general elections. Mike McWherter is the son of former Governor Ned McWherter.


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