With early voting for the August primary set to begin in just a week, the contrast in the race for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat continues to offer contrasts between an Iraq war combat veteran stepping forward to serve in a crisis, and an expensive white hot race to the bottom primary that now has the likely Republican nominee offering to put Trump’s face on Mount Rushmore to get elected.

Bill Hagerty’s first statement posted on social media on the Fourth of July advocated for elevating Donald Trump’s likeness atop Mount Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, a member of the White House COVID Task Force, continued holding in-person events against everyone’s advice last week while maintaining silence over Russian bounties, and unveiled his latest domestic policy proposal to deface Mount Rushmore, while writing op-eds about protecting history and complaining about “legislating from the bench” as the Supreme Court again upheld women’s rights by striking down a Louisiana law that was a “word for word” copy of a Texas law that was overturned in 2016.

Major Union Backs Mackler By Stephen Elliott Nashville Post July 2, 2020 Nashville — Public figures and political organizations continue to endorse candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Lamar Alexander ahead of Aug. 6 primaries. In the Democratic primary, most major political groups, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, are behind […]

“James Mackler is the right guy at the right time for Tennessee,” said Tennessee AFL-CIO President Billy Dycus. “James will serve Tennesseans with integrity in the Senate just as he did serving our country in the 101st Airborne Division. I know James will stand up for Tennessee’s working families and fight for what’s right. The Tennessee AFL-CIO Executive Board and its COPE Committee are proud to endorse James Mackler for U.S. Senate and are ready to roll up our sleeves to help get him elected.”