Ex-House Speaker Glen Casada running for reelection in 2020

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 13:18:18-05

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Rep. Glen Casada announced he’s running for reelection in 2020 after a text messaging scandal led to his resignation as House Speaker in 2019.

Casada made the announcement Tuesday morning via social media, saying he decided to run after “much prayer and consultation with family and friends.”

After much prayer and consultation with family and friends, I have decided to run for re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives. I am honored to serve as your voice in Nashville and remain committed to the conservative principles that make Tennessee the absolute best state in the nation. My promise is continue fighting to help businesses grow and prosper, to be a proponent for lower taxes and less government, to ensure our constitutional rights are protected, and to always work to support the unborn. I humbly ask for your confidence, your support, and your vote in 2020.

A 2019 NewsChannel 5 investigation revealed that Casada exchanged text messages containing sexually explicit language about women with his former chief of staff several years ago, among other controversies.

Casada resigned his speakership in August.

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