Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles, who has campaigned as a pro-Donald Trump “America First” conservative and has been the target of multiple attack ads, has won Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District Republican primary.
Associated Press called the race at 11:34 p.m. with 80.8 percent of the ballots counted. Ogles generated 36.9 percent (21,298) of the vote.
The GOP field featured 10 candidates, including Robby Starbuck, who ran as a write-in option.
Former Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell finished second with 26 percent (14,998) followed by 22 percent (12,709) for former Tennessee National Guard joint staff director Brig. Gen. Kurt Winstead.
Retired small business owner Geni Batchelor, West Point graduate and U.S. Army combat veteran Jeff Beierlein, homeschool academy operator Natisha Brooks, former legislative senior policy and research adviser Tres Wittum, real estate professional Stewart Parks, and medical professional Timothy Lee were also on the ballot….


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