Tennessee Republicans have decided to push back against carpetbagger candidates who have moved to the state solely to run for Congress. Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, is deciding whether or not to sign a residency requirement.
The pending law was passed in response to a brewing controversy in the fifth congressional district where two newcomers — Robby Starbuck and Morgan Ortagus — have entered the race.
Starbuck has the backing of the Make America Great Again movement while Ortagus has the backing of former President Trump.
“Friends of Morgan Ortagus have filed a lawsuit to challenge the law even though the law hasn’t gone into effect yet,” said Tennessee political strategist Steve Gill on KWAM NewsTalk Memphis.
Listen to Gill’s take on the controversy below: