Despite Gov. Bill Haslam (R) asking for out-of-state political leaders to stay out of the Republican gubernatorial primary, Vice President Mike Pence made clear his support of US Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin), and issued a formal endorsement. The Tennessee race began with four first-tier candidates, but the contest realistically appears to be coming down to a battle between Rep. Black and businessman and former state Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd. The Tennessee primary is scheduled for this coming Thursday, August 2nd.
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