Haslam plans 2nd trip to Afghanistan

Gov. Bill Haslam is one of four governors planning a trip to Afghanistan this weekend, according to a note in the weekly Shopper-News column by Victor Ashe, former Knoxville mayor and former U.S. ambassador to Poland.

The Ashe item (a small part of a newsy commentary on political matters, mostly in the Knoxville area):

Gov. Bill Haslam will join New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at a reception at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, this Sunday, Sept. 28, according to an invitation sent to personnel at the Embassy.

Richard Locker checked with the governor’s office, which declined to confirm the trip. His report is HERE.

This will be Haslam’s second trip to Afghanistan to visit Tennessee troops, the first coming in 2011. Post on that trip is HERE.