Bredesen To Participate In 4 Senate Debates, Including 1 In Chattanooga

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bredesen for Senate Monday announced that candidate Phil Bredesen has agreed to participate in four U.S. Senate debates covering East, Middle, and West Tennessee. The first debate -- hosted by Rhodes College in Memphis -- is one month away. Additional debates are set for Lebanon, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. 

“I want this campaign to be about ideas because that’s what Tennesseans expect from their leaders,” Governor Bredesen said. “I’m applying for the job as U.S. senator. These debates will give me the opportunity to show how we can take on the tough problems in Washington and work together to get things done.” 

Bredesen for Senate campaign officials are connecting with debate sponsors to work out details and formats for the following debates:   

Date: Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. CT 
Location: Rhodes College, Memphis
Sponsors: USA Today Network – Tennessee (Commercial Appeal), WMC-TV (NBC affiliate), and Rhodes College

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. CT 
Location: Cumberland University, Lebanon
Sponsors: USA Today Network – Tennessee (Tennessean), League of Women Voters of Tennessee, WNPT-TV (Nashville Public Television), WTVF-TV (CBS affiliate), and Cumberland University

Date: Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.
Location:  Tivoli Theatre, Chattanooga
Sponsor: Chattanooga Times Free Press 

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. 
Location: UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Knoxville
Sponsors: Nexstar Media Group, including WKRN-TV (Nashville), WATE-TV (Knoxville), WATN-TV (Memphis), WJHL-TV (Tri Cities), and WJKT-TV (Jackson) 

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