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'I Voted' stickers feature GOP name in Tennessee

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By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - No matter how Tennessee voters cast their ballots, they'll be offered "I Voted" stickers featuring the name of a key Republican who's not running for office - yet.

The stickers - red and shaped like Tennessee - prominently display the words "Secretary of State Tre Hargett." They'll be handed out beginning with the start of early voting next week for the Nov. 4 election.

Hargett is a former state House Republican leader and is widely considered to be preparing a bid for higher elected office. Hargett has downplayed his aspirations and didn't immediately respond to an interview request.

The new stickers replace the traditional motif of an American flag on a white background. Some states have modified theirs to be shaped like a state symbol, such as Georgia's peach.

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