Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidates Hold 1st Debate
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter wasted little time in going on the attack against Republican opponent Bill Haslam at the first debate of the general election campaign. In his opening statement at Tuesday night's debate at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, McWherter took aim at Haslam's background as an executive with the family-founded Pilot chain of truck stops before he was elected mayor Knoxville in 2003.
The debate came with less than a month remaining before early voting begins. The candidates have two more debates scheduled for Knoxville and Memphis in early October.