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Tennessee reaction to Donald Trump’s election as president

November 9, 2016

Here are some Tennessee elected officials’ reactions to Donald Trump winning the presidential election:

“The real work now begins as we address the many challenges facing our great country, and I am looking forward to working with President Trump and the rest of the Congress to move our country forward.” — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

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“Now it is the responsibility of the president-elect and the Congress to work together to address the voices of anger and despair, and of hope, that we heard yesterday.” — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

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“I hope the president-elect will pledge to represent all people — including those who legitimately and genuinely feel threatened by him.”— U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.

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“I am elated over Donald Trump’s decisive victory and look forward to working with him and our House and Senate Republican majorities to repeal Obamacare, protect life, secure our border, and act on other conservative reforms.” — U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.

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“I want to congratulate Donald Trump for his win in the race for president of the United States. The task falls to him to unite this country and promote the policy solutions that will enhance opportunity for each and every American.” — Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes.

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“Trump has given voice to frustrated and alienated voters who had all but given up on the political process. Now that voice will be heard.” — Former state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville.