1st debate set for Sept. 25 in US Senate race in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The first U.S. Senate debate between Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is set for Sept. 25.
Blackburn’s campaign announced Monday that she will participate in the debate at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Bredesen previously agreed to participate in that debate and three others in Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Other hosts of the Sept. 25 debate include The Tennessean, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, WTVF-TV and WNPT-TV.
Bredesen and Blackburn are seeking to succeed Republican Sen. Bob Corker, who is retiring. The race is viewed as essential for Democrats’ hopes to overtake a slim Republican majority in the Senate.
Blackburn’s campaign said it’s the first invitation it has accepted as part of its general election debates.
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