Nashville surgeon Manny Sethi announces GOP U.S. Senate bid

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Updated at 4:12 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019, with more information.

NASHVILLE — Nashville trauma surgeon Manny Sethi announced Monday he is running for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination to replace retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

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Sethi, 41, made the announcement as former Gov. Bill Haslam continues weighing a bid for the 2020 GOP nomination. The physician is playing up his status as a "conservative outsider."

"I am not a politician," Sethi said in an announcement video. "I'm a surgeon, an outsider. I'm a conservative and I support President Trump. Above all, I am grateful to God for a story that could have only have happened right here in Tennessee.

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The U.S.-born Sethi noted his parents' roots in India. His father immigrated to the U.S. where he practiced for years as a physician in Tennessee.

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Sethi cited his own work in founding a nonprofit group that provides free preventative health care.

In a written statement, Sethi declared, "I am a product of the American dream. I want to make sure that dream is available to our children and grandchildren." He also said...
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