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Former Governor Phil Bredesen Announces US Senate Run

Former Governor Phil Bredesen Announces US Senate Run

In the more than two minute video, Bredesen sits on a chair on a porch while discussing a host of issues facing the country, including gridlock in Washington, D.C., the opioid crisis and the need to fix the Affordable Care Act.

National Democrats have courted Bredesen for months to run, seeing him as their best - and perhaps only - chance to win the seat in a state where President Trump won by 26 percentage points. Bredesen, who served as Tennessee governor from 2003 through 2010, hasn't made an announcement yet. But putting Tennessee on the map gives them one narrow path back to the majority - especially if they can pull off an upset in Alabama's special election next week.

Announced Republican candidates include U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood and former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher of West Tennessee.

Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has entered the U.S. Senate race to replace Bob Corker.

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In November, Ted Poe from the US House of Representatives proposed imposing "terrorism-related sanctions" on Nujaba. The bill claims Kaabi took part in " multiple mortar and rocket attacks " on the Green Zone in Baghdad in 2008.

Bredesen is expected to formally announce his candidacy Thursday morning.

Bredesen, age 73, is a wealthy former Nashville mayor who was first elected governor in 2002.

Upon hearing the news, Blackburn released a statement saying, "Tennessee families want change and that is not what 74-year-old Democrat politician Phil Bredesen will bring to the United States Senate". Chattanooga mayor Andy Berke has expressed interest in the Democratic nomination as well.


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