I suppose one shouldn’t feel too bad for Hanson. She attained national exposure for her special brand of crazy, including a long feature by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, the work of intrepid reporter Phil Williams figuring prominently. And even her election night party was controversial. A closed to the press event (naturally) and reportedly came with a steep $500 price tag for the right to hang out with nazis, Christian nationalists, and other social vermin.
Source: News Channel 5
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — In perhaps the most bizarre race that this picturesque Middle Tennessee community has ever experienced, Franklin voters resoundingly rejected a candidate for mayor who openly embraced white supremacists and Christian nationalism.
Incumbent Mayor Ken Moore easily defeated Gabrielle Hanson, a local real estate developer and first-term city alderman who faced one controversy after another. White supremacists showed up at a candidates forum in a show of support for Hanson, who refused to distance herself from the men despite broad condemnation from fellow aldermen.
Final election results show Moore garnered 12,822 votes (79.4%), compared to Hanson’s 3,322 votes (20.6%).
And yes, major kudos to Phil Williams for exposing this nutjob for what she is.