A Tennessee lawmaker has called for an investigation into whether senate candidate Phil Bredesen’s campaign treasurer, who is also an appointed board member of the Tennessee Valley Authority, violated the Hatch Act, which bars executive branch employees from soliciting political contributions.
A top spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party’s effort to get Phil Bredesen elected senator has said he views “white male” gun owners as “the biggest terrorist organization on the planet.”
Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen is out with a new ad defending his handling of sexual harassment claims as governor with testimonials from women who worked with him, but Republicans immediately targeted it as part of a “cover-up” attempt.
The National Rifle Association released a new ad opposing Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen and supporting Republican Marsha Blackburn this week in the gun-rights group’s latest foray into the hotly contested Senate race.
Here’s a sampling of headlines today from what are generally respected outlets:
Billionaire gun control activist Michael Bloomberg will be headlining an Oct. 9 fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen after the candidate was accused of misleading people on his gun record.
The fundraiser is planned to take place at Bloomberg’s home in Manhattan, according to CNBC. The former New York City mayor and top funder for many national gun control groups is asking donors to contribute as much as $2,700 to attend the event. While the event is being organized by the Bredesen campaign, it is unclear if the candidate will be there in person.
Singer Taylor Swift endorsed Brett Kavanaugh supporter Phil Bredesen with an Instagram post on Sunday in a rare foray into politics.
Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen (D.,) has touted a health insurance program created during his tenure called Cover Tennessee (CoverTN) on the campaign trail, but a review of media reports from his last term shows that progressive groups were among the most frequent critics of the bare-bones plan.