The Tri-Star State: Phil Bredesen Talks Immigration, Sexual Harassment And Working With Republicans

Originally published on October 26, 2018 4:10 am

Throughout this year's campaign, we've been interviewing the candidates for statewide office. This week, we talk to Phil Bredesen, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.

Over a political career that's included Nashville mayor and governor of Tennessee, Bredesen has developed a reputation for working with Republicans. And if elected to the Senate, he says he'd continue to look for ways to compromise — even on hot-button topics like immigration.

Bredesen recently sat down with WPLN's Chas Sisk and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán to talk about that and other big issues from the race.

One side note: We also extended numerous invitations to Bredesen's opponent, Republican Congressman Marsha Blackburn. So far, her campaign has not responded.

You can find more coverage of the Senate race, including profiles of Bredesen and Congressman Blackburn, by visiting While there, also check out our interviews with the major-party candidates for governor, Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee.

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