FILE PHOTO: U.S. ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks through the Wall Road Journal CEO Convention in Tokyo, Japan Might 15, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty will run to be the following Tennessee senator, President Donald Trump introduced on Twitter on Friday, giving Hagerty his sturdy endorsement.

The longtime Republican senator from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander, introduced in December he wouldn’t search re-election in 2020.

“Tennessee loving Invoice Hagerty, who was my Tennessee Victoy (sic) Chair and is now the very excellent Ambassador to Japan, will likely be working for the U.S. Senate,”…



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