August 6th, 2010
07:28 AM ET
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Haslam wins Tennessee GOP primary for governor

Bill Haslam easily won his GOP primary in Tennessee on Thursday.
Bill Haslam easily won his GOP primary in Tennessee on Thursday.

(CNN) – Bill Haslam, the mayor of Knoxville and considered a moderate Republican, easily won the Tennessee GOP primary for governor Thursday, the Tennessee Department of State's website reported.

With all of the state's precincts reporting Haslam had 47.5 percent of the vote as he defeated Congressman Zach Wamp and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

Halsam, who helped fund some of his own campaign, will now face Mike McWherter, a Democratic businessman and son of a former governor. The race is to succeed Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, who is prevented by term limits from running for a third term. Political handicappers think Republicans have a good shot at winning back the governor's office.

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  1. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Which candidate did the Alaska Airhead endorse?

    August 6, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |