Beavers wins straw poll at Rural Tennessee Speaks Forum

Gubernatorial candidate and Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers released the following remarks after winning the straw poll at Saturday’s gubernatorial candidates forum hosted by Rural Tennessee Speaks:

“Our grassroots focus is already bearing fruit across the state, and my message of returning the Republican party to governing by principle is resonating because of my record. I'm the only candidate who's been fighting the establishment for over 20 years and effectively advancing conservative policies in Nashville. The bottom line is that conservatives can't be bought by the moderate millionaires, and there’s more than enough of us to win statewide for the first time in Tennessee’s history.”

Beavers won 66 votes, Lee came in second place with 62, and the other candidates tallied 19 combined.