Haslam, Harwell and Ramsey Back Maggart Over NRA

The Tennessee Republican leadership trinity — Gov. Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey — were in northeast Tennessee and talking about House Republican Caucus Chairman Debra Maggart’s race in Middle Tennessee.
Hank Hayes has a report on their comments about the NRA attack on Maggart.
The NRA is also spending money on billboards comparing Maggart to President Barack Obama, a Democrat.
“They’re spending more on one race than they have in the last 10 years in the legislature … and spending $75,000 statewide,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, said before the state government leaders held an event at Northeast State Community College to discuss post-secondary education.
Harwell, R-Nashville, said the NRA-TFA effort involves “an extreme amount of money” and “an unwise use” of their resources.
“Debra has a 90 percent voting record with them and has done everything they wanted. … She deserves to be re-elected,” said Harwell. “I’m sorry they chose to fight that battle. I think it’s the wrong one. (House GOP members) are more angry that a group we have worked well with over the years has decided to come out and attack one of our members. It’s true anger.”
Haslam, a Republican, was confident Maggart will win her primary battle.
“It’s hard to believe she is not conservative enough. … Surveys in the (House) district indicate issues about guns are not on the top of the agenda,” Haslam said.

One thought on “Haslam, Harwell and Ramsey Back Maggart Over NRA

  1. Eric Holcombe

    “It’s hard to believe she is not conservative enough”
    says the former member of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against (Illegal) Guns club.

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