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Haslam to serve as national co-chair for Tim Scott’s presidential bid

Gov. Billl Haslam speaks at an event at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville on Aug. 28, 2018. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Former Gov. Bill Haslam is slated to serve as national co-chair for U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s imminent presidential campaign, according to Politico reporter Natalie Allison (a former Tennessee statehouse reporter The Tennessean).

Scott, of South Carolina, is expected to formally launch his campaign next week.

“One of the things I learned from being in elected office is it really does matter who we elect,” Haslam told Allison. “The more I talked to Tim, the more I became convinced that he’s got a message that the country really needs to hear right now.”

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