TN Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Stumps
Nashville, TN – Both candidates for Tennessee governor are spending time in the final days of the campaign looking for votes in each other's home regions. Democrat Mike McWherter yesterday stumped on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Republican Bill Haslam's hometown. Haslam has been the city's mayor since 2003. Haslam, on Wednesday made a campaign swing through northwestern Tennessee, the political base of McWherter's father, former Governor Ned McWherter. McWherter says his campaign has been energized by voters recoiling against Haslam's statement last week that he would sign into law a measure to eliminate permit requirements to carry handguns in public.