Wednesday, December 06, 2017 06:52 PM


NASHVILLE - In a move with national implications, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen will enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Two sources confirmed the Nashville Democrat is running and has been making calls to influential Democrats. The Nashville Post first reported Bredesen, who had been weighing a race, will run. He is expected to announceon Thursday. Bredesen, 74, a former Nashville mayor and self-made multi-millionaire who served as governor from 2003 to 2011, is the last Tennessee Democrat to win statewide in a state that has become increasingly Republican. The campaign of U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a Brentwood Republican who's already announced she's running for the Senate seat, quickly attacked Bredesen in a statement. "Tennessee families want change and that is not what 74-year-old Democrat politician Phil Bredesen will bring to the United States Senate," said the statement. "Bredesen's views are out-of-touch with Tennessee values, he supported President Obama's liberal policies, is against second amendment rights and even authored a plan to give illegal immigrants driving certificates." Actually, the law giving undocumented drivers the ability to seek a Tennessee driver's licensed passed the Tennessee General Assembly in April 2001, ...

News source: Times Free Press

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