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Republican from Tennessee

Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, is speaker of the Tennessee Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010, losing in the Republican primary to then mayor of Knoxville Bill Haslam.

Recent statements involving Ron Ramsey

"(Environmentalists) said ‘We’re only going to stop coal mining above 2,000 feet.’ ... Well guess where all the coal in the state of Tennessee is? Above 2,000 feet."

Claims credit for food tax reductions that "previous Democrat regimes refused to make."

"This year’s redistricting has been the most open, interactive and transparent redistricting process in Tennessee history."

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