Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Phil Bredesen planning run for Corker's US Senate seat

News reports say Bredesen will challenge Blackburn for Senate Dems Land Top Recruit: Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen Will Run For Senate
Sammy Stanley | 08 December, 2017, 08:51

Bredesen made the announcement via a YouTube video and established a Twitter account.

Bredesen is entering the race after initially indicating that he felt his time had past, but numerous individuals from Tennessee and Washington have urged him to run.

Bredesen's video, curiously, also noted that "Washington is broken" without mentioning it had a Democratic president the eight years before January 20, 2017, and that "back here in Tennessee, we have some real problems". "Out here in America, back here in Tennessee, we have some real problems".

Bredesen also discussed his leadership success, both in business and government, and touched on the topics of health care, the opioid crisis and the economy.

The governor himself considered a Senate bid in September, but later said that he would not be running because he wanted to "remain completely focused" on his current job.

Horses killed, barns destroyed as fire sweeps through San Luis Rey Downs
San Diego Fire-Rescue and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were sending water-dropping helicopters to assist in the firefight. At 2:30 p.m., highway 76 was closed in both directions. "We turned a lot loose on the infield of the training track in hope".

Should Mr. Bredesen become the party's standard-bearer, however, he will test whether the state has undergone an enduring realignment or whether a well-financed and well-known Democrat can win when there is a more favorable climate.

"I love the people of our state of Tennessee, and we need and deserve something better than we're getting in Washington", the former Nashville mayor said in a new video.

Former Nashville lawyer and Iraq War vet James Mackler is the only other announced candidate for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Bob Corker.

Bredesen, who served two terms and left office with strong approval ratings in 2010, gives Democrats a well-connected and well-liked candidate who likely has a singular ability to win in the Republican-heavy state. "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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