***Live Updates*** Tennessee Primary Results
Tennessee will hold primary elections on Thursday evening. In the marquee GOP Senate race, Bill Hagerty, whom President Donald Trump endorsed, faces off against Manny Sethi.
Breitbart’s Matt Boyle is on the ground in Tennessee and will be sending updates throughout the evening.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates.
All times Eastern.
I just called Ambassador Hagerty to congratulate him on his victory. Tonight didn’t work out the way we hoped, but I’m so deeply grateful to every single one of you who supported our campaign, and I’m proud of what we fought for. Thank you, Tennessee.
— Dr. Manny For Senate (@DrMannySenate) August 7, 2020
9:30 PM: From Boyle in TN: Hagerty joins Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in the war room right after the race called. Everyone is in a motorcade to downtown Gallatin where Hagerty will celebrate his victory.
9:20 PM: Hagerty wins.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) August 7, 2020
Bill Hagerty (R) wins the GOP nomination for #TNSEN, but look for his margin over Manny Sethi (R) to narrow as more Election Day votes come in.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 7, 2020
9:10 PM: New York Times calls the race for Hagerty.
Last night, Hagerty says he and his entire campaign were tested for COVID-19, all came back negative.
— Madisen Keavy (@madisenkeavy) August 7, 2020
8:55 PM: Hagerty with steady double-digit lead.
Bill Hagerty: 51.3%
Manny Sethi: 40.4%
George Flinn: 2.4%
Total Votes: 256,441
8:47 PM: Update from Boyle in Tennessee:
As Hagerty keeps winning several counties–including some places that far exceeded expectations–Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) each joined the war room at Hagerty HQ to heroes’ welcomes from the crowd as Ward Baker, the top adviser to Hagerty, introduced them to the staff in the room.
8:33 PM: Hagerty maintaining lead:
Bill Hagerty: 53.9%
Manny Sethi: 40.1%
George Flinn: 2.4%
Total Votes: 159,446
8:30 PM: Hagerty 52.6%, Sethi 38.6% with 17% reporting.
8:20 PM: Matt Boyle from Tennessee:
Inside the war room of Hagerty’s campaign HQ, staff are poring over the numbers rolling in early. Spirits are very high here and the team feels like they’re winning most places they need to by big margins. Dozens of staffers are cheering as each county is shouted out. Not one county has gone Sethi’s way yet.
With 8% of precincts reporting, Bill Hagerty leads Manny Sethi 54% to 39% in the U.S. Senate race #WJHLvotes
— WJHL (@WJHL11) August 7, 2020
8:05 PM: Hagerty out to an early lead.
Hagerty: 10,843 — 49.88%
Sethi: 9,381 — 43.16%
8:00 PM: Polls now closed in Tennessee.
7:45 PM: Polls will close at the top of the hour:
— Bill Hagerty (@BillHagertyTN) August 6, 2020
Today is Election Day, and I am asking for your vote. Polls are open till 8:00 PM EDT/7:00 PM CDT. I am a Christian conservative outsider who is running for the Senate because I want to bring Tennessee values to Washington, not force Washington values on Tennesseans. pic.twitter.com/1GGURYfCmY
— Dr. Manny For Senate (@DrMannySenate) August 6, 2020