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Hemmer ad takes aim at ‘dangerous’ Foreman

In a state House race for the open District 59 seat comprising Nashville’s wealthiest neighborhoods, Democrat Caleb Hemmer is out with a TV ad attacking Republican Michelle Foreman as “Tennessee’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.”

Hemmer is a former staffer in then-Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration. Foreman until recently was a member of the state Republican Party’s executive committee.

Here is the script:

Michelle Foreman’s extreme political views are dangerous. Foreman wants more assault weapons on Nashville streets and no background checks. Foreman defends the traitors who stormed the U.S. Capitol and injured 140 police officers. She spreads the lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Tennessee’s Marjorie Taylor Greene. A court even fined Foreman $1 million for breaking a federal law. Risky. Dangerous. Extreme. That’s Michelle Foreman.

GOP chair denies endorsement in Davidson primary

Tennessee Republican Party Chair Scott Golden is stressing he has not endorsed either candidate running for the GOP nomination in the open House District 59 seat in Davidson County. The statement came after a mailer by Michelle Foreman included a laudatory quote by Golden on a mailer listing her endorsements.

“A recent mailer was sent out implying I endorsed a candidate for state House in your district,” Golden said, according to Facebook post by rival candidate Wyatt Rampy. “Let me set the record straight. That is inaccurate. As chairman, I have not, and will not endorse any Republican candidate in a contested primary.”

The new seat comprises several wealthy communities in southern Davidson County, including Belle Meade, Oak Hill, and Forest Hill. The General Assembly redrew the lines of retiring Democratic Rep. Jason Potts’ district earlier this year to try to make it more favorable to Republicans. Caleb Hemmer, a former aide to then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, is the lone Democrat running.

Foreman is a member of the state GOP’s executive committee. It’s not the first time her mailers have been problematic. A previous one urged people to scan a QR code to find their voting locations. But doing so led to the website of the election commission in neighboring Williamson County, which is outside the district. The primary is on Thrursday.


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