Former Gov Phil Bredesen set to announce US Senate run

Sergio Conner
December 7, 2017

Popular former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) will run for Senate, according to two local newspapers, giving Democrats a heavy-hitting candidate for long-shot seat.

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Blackburn announced her candidacy for the Senate in early October.

Bredesen is the last Democrat to win a state wide race in Tennessee when he easily won a second term as governor in 2006.

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It is unclear what impact the former governor's candidacy will have on Democrat James Mackler, an Iraq War veteran and Nashville attorney, is also seeking the nomination.

Major Republican candidates include Marsha Blackburn and Stephen Fincher.

Phil Bredesen is set to officially enter the race for U.S. Senate, setting up a blockbuster election for the seat to be vacated by Sen.

Bredesen was a popular governor and widely credited with helping build Nashville's booming economy. "Marsha is the only true conservative in this race who will ensure liberal Bredesen doesn't block President Trump's agenda in Washington".

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