Dec 7 2017
08:17 am

This ought to be fun!

According to multiple sources, Bredesen began calling major donors this afternoon to confirm that he is in the race….His entrance in the Senate race means there will be a contested primary next August, something attorney and political newcomer James Mackler was hoping to avoid. However, it’s possible a competitive primary could spur interest in the race from Democrats who have been used to having a slate of candidates on statewide ballots that range from bad to abysmal in recent years. And along with a possibly competitive governor’s race and a national atmosphere predicted to be like 2006 and 2010 — as far as flipping seats — Bredesen’s entrance should make for a very interesting race indeed.

From the Nashville Post by way of Humphrey

Here's a little info on Marsha:

Blackburn has been closely associated with the telecommunications industry over the course of her career, as of 2017, Blackburn had accepted at least $693,000 in campaign contributions from telecom companies over her 14-year career in Congress.[59][60]

Blackburn is an opponent of net neutrality in the United States, referring to it as "socialistic".[61]

Blackburn opposes municipal broadband initiatives that aim to compete with Internet service providers.[62][63] She supported bills that restrict municipalities from creating their own broadband networks, and wrote a bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from preempting state laws that blocked municipal broadband.[64][65]


Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.