Tennessee Senate Passes Bill That Could Block MAGA Candidates in Race

The Tennessee legislature has introduced a bill that will likely block pro-Trump candidates from winning the Republican nomination for a congressional seat.

The law would require candidates to have voted in the three primary races prior to the current election.

The law has passed the Senate, and it will now head to the House for a vote.

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This law should be called the anti-carpetbagger rule.

There are two candidates this law is meant to block.

Robbie Starbuck moved to Tennessee several years ago and has been pro-MAGA since doing so.

While he did not get Trump’s endorsement, he did get the endorsement of several Trump surrogates.

Morgan Ortagus, who does not currently reside in Tennessee, does have Trump’s backing, but she would also be blocked from entering the race as a Republican.

Both candidates could still run in the general election as an independent if they so choose, but that would clearly put the Republican candidate at risk of losing.

I have already stated that I actually like the legislation, just not the timing of it.

They should not be able to introduce new legislation right before a primary race when the wheels have already been in motion.

The time to introduce such legislation would be immediately after the election, not five months before the primary is set to go off.

Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, was the only no vote in the Senate, but he agreed with my sentiment.

He stated, “I know it’s a shock but I was the one ‘no’ vote in committee.

“In the middle of the process, I think we ought not stop anybody.”

Do you think this legislation was put in place to block pro-Trump candidates specifically?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Source: Just the News


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