Harwell, Ramsey would back Trump

(Tennessean) Two days after Donald Trump’s resounding victory in which he won nearly every single Tennessee county, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said they will support the Republican front-runner should he become the party’s nominee.

“It was obvious that Donald Trump hit a nerve with people and they related to him, and if he’s our nominee I will support him,” Harwell said Thursday morning.

“I’d support him 100 percent if he’s the Republican candidate,” Ramsey said, adding that although he doesn’t know whom he wants to be president, he knows whom he doesn’t want to win, alluding to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Unlike other leading elected officials, such as Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who both endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, neither Ramsey nor Harwell would say which of the five Republicans on the ballot they supported before Tuesday’s election.

Read More: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/03/harwell-would-support-trump-if-he-becomes-gop-nominee/81267812/

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