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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
According to TrumpNationNews, The Beth Harwell Campaign recently conducted an internal poll which indicated that Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles has a significant lead in the race for Tennessee’s District 5 Congressional seat.
The article states that the race has become a proxy war for MAGA versus the Establishment. In this case Ogles, who has been an adamant supporter of President Trump, versus candidate Beth Harwell, who has been identified as the “heavy establishment favorite.”
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The poll TrumpNationNews references that was reportedly conducted by 1892 polling shows that Andy Ogles is in the lead with 30% of votes, followed by Harwell at 24%, Kurt Winstead at 13%, ‘someone else’ at 9% and Jeff Beierlein at 3%.
Those that are ‘Undecided” still comprise a large portion of the electorate at 21%, leaving a race tossup on election day.
400 likely voters were polled that were contacted via a combination of live callers and texting with a margin error of plus or minus 4.86 percent.
The race for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district has been a uniquely contentious one. Outside groups have spent millions of dollars attacking the top three candidates in the race. Most of the attention seems to be directed at the candidate leading in the polls, Andy Ogles.
Among other attack ads, The Conservative Americans PAC and Tennessee Conservatives PAC have attacked Ogles for allegedly supporting a property tax increase and sales tax increase.
Furthermore, the people of Maury County are the ones that voted to pass a sales tax increase by way of referendum. The Mayor of Maury County doesn’t have the power to pass a sales tax increase.
Despite the negative ads, the most recent polling data conducted internally by Beth Harwell’s campaign shows that Andy Ogles is up by 6 points.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com