Tennessee Gov. Haslam has 'real concerns' about long-term future of Republican Party

In this Tuesday, July 26, 2016, photo, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a grant announcement in Camden, Tenn. Haslam said he has been happy to lend his support to state lawmakers facing tough primary challenges while making grant announcements around the state.

NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he has "some real concerns about the long-term future of the Republican Party" nationally.

"When we're losing the way we are with women and minorities and millenials, that's a concern to me," Haslam, a Republican, said.

The governor has previously voiced aloud worries about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and recently said he would not vote for Trump and instead write in another Republican in the Nov. 8 election.



A billionaire businessman and one-time reality TV star, Trump has been engulfed for several weeks regarding his lewd comments about women in a recently released recording of a 2005 conversation - after which at least 10 women have come forward and accused Trump of having groped or forcibly kissed them in the past.

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