Alexander, Haslam to campaign together in waning days before election

News release from Gov. Bill Haslam’s campaign:
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander today announced that they will campaign across the state in the homestretch in what both said could be “the largest Republican primary in Tennessee’s history.”

Haslam said: “More Tennesseans have early voted in the Republican Primary than ever before, and I hope that trend continues on Election Day. Over the next three days, Crissy and I will visit 18 counties to encourage people to get out and vote in the Republican primary for the candidates that will help keep Tennessee moving forward, and ask them to encourage their friends and neighbors to do the same. A record breaking turnout will send a strong message that Tennesseans care about the direction of our state and our country.”

Alexander said: “Having the largest Republican primary in Tennessee’s history would send a message to President Obama that Tennesseans are ready for a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, and ready to take the country in a conservative direction. In Senator Baker’s primary in 1966, five times more people voted in the Democratic primary than the Republican primary, and predictions today, based on early returns, are that there may be three times more Republicans than Democrats. By running strong candidates and keeping an open door, the Republican Party has become larger, more conservative and more successful.”

Haslam and Alexander will make stops in East, Middle and West Tennessee. The events will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in advance ofThursday’s primary election. Voting totals in many Tennessee counties, especially in East Tennessee, have been high enough to lead to an historic, record-breaking turnout in the Republican primary. The current record is 725,000 votes, set in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary.

Note: Haslam’s campaign schedule for the week is below.

Haslam campaign travel schedule for the week:

Monday, August 4
Breakfast with Bill
Bakers Rack
205 E Lafayette Street
Jackson, TN 38301
8:10 a.m. CT

Meet & Greet
The Opera House Event Center
1313 E Main Street
Humboldt, TN
9:30 a.m. CT

Somerville BBQ in the Barn
Woodburn Farms
15480 U.S. 64
Somerville, TN
11:00 a.m. CT

Meet & Greet
Munford City Park
101 College Street
Munford, TN
12:45 p.m. CT

Red to the Roots Rally & Ice Cream Social
WJ Freeman Park
2629 Bartlett Blvd
Bartlett, TN
5:00 p.m. CT

Tuesday, August 5
Meet & Greet
Hendersonville City Hall
101 Maple Dr N
Hendersonville, TN 37075
9:45 a.m. CT

Meet & Greet
Courtney’s Café
4066 N Mt Juliet Rd
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
11:15 a.m. CT

Lunch with Bill
Maple Street Grill
109 N Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
12:30 p.m. CT

Meet & Greet
15 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
2:30 p.m. CT

Meet & Greet
Mildred’s Restaurant
532 N Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN 37091
3:30 p.m. CT

GOTV Rally
City Café
330 Franklin Rd #250
Brentwood, TN 37027
5:00 p.m. CT
MEDIA – Open, Avail

Wednesday, August 6
Breakfast with Bill
The Blue Plate
191 Chestnut St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
8:00 a.m. ET

Meet & Greet
Michael’s Restaurant
2011 Congress Pkwy
Athens, TN 37303
10:00 a.m. ET

BBQ with Bill
Crossroads Church Youth Center
318 West Hwy 70 W
Lenoir City, TN
11:15 a.m. ET

Lunch with Bill
Dean’s Restaurant
239 Jackson Square
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
12:30 p.m. ET

Meet & Greet
Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
2:30 p.m. ET

Meet & Greet
Jefferson County Courthouse
202 W Main St
Dandridge, TN 37725
3:40 p.m. ET

East Tennessee GOTV Rally
Cherokee Mills
2220 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
5:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, August 7 – PRIMARY DAY

Media Availability
Hermitage Hotel Veranda
231 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
Time TBD – After the results are in