TN Politics: Bredesen and Blackburn's First Face Off

Sep 28, 2018

This week, Tennessee's candidates for U.S. Senate took the stage at Cumberland University in Lebanon for an hour-long debate. The fast-moving format covered much ground: immigration, healthcare and infrastructure, among them. 

But in our conversation with political analyst Otis Sanford this week, we ask about style. Did Republican Marsha Blackburn's repeated name-checks of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton have any sway on independent voters? Was Democrat Phil Bredesen too tepid in his earnest, avuncular appeals for bipartisanship in this polarized era of American politics?