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Bill Lee wins GOP nomination for governor of Tennessee

Businessman Bill Lee won the Republican nomination for governor in Tennessee on Thursday night.

Lee was up against three other Republicans: Rep. Diane Black, entrepreneur Randy Boyd, and House Speaker Beth Harwell. Lee traveled the state in an RV and on a tractor and said he was a conservative outsider like President Trump. Lee spent $7 million on his campaign, while Black and Boyd spent a combined $35 million.

At a party in Franklin Thursday night, 200 supporters gathered to watch the results roll in, and touted Lee as God's "messenger," The Tennesseean reports. Lee will face Democrat Karl Dean, the former mayor of Nashville, in November.