NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the passing of former state Party spokesman Bill Hobbs:
"As a serving SEC member when Bill was hired at the Party, it didn't take long to learn that he was passionate about his beliefs. He was never afraid to engage on issues of both national and state importance. Bill was a friend and definitely made his mark on Tennessee politics and it's a tragedy to lose him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."