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VOL. 129 | NO. 205 | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Haslam Says no Secret on Positions in Second Term

ERIK SCHELZIG | Associated Press

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Bill Haslam says there should be little mystery about where he stands on major issues like Medicaid expansion and Common Core educations standards as he runs for a second term as Tennessee governor against nominal Democratic opposition.

Haslam, who faces politically unknown Democrat Charlie Brown in next month's election, said during a weekend visit to a chili cook-off in Franklin that he sees little need to hammer home his policy positions in order to claim a mandate after what is expected to be his re-election by a wide margin.

In the governor's words: "Is there any secret where I stand on things?"

Big issues facing Haslam in a second term would likely include Common Core education standards, Medicaid expansion and a possible gas tax hike.

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