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Candidate Karl Dean answers questions

Karl Dean is one of the Democratic candidates for governor in the Aug. 2 state primary. Answers from candidates Diane Black, Randy Boyd, Beth Harwell and Craig Fitzhugh were published in the Monday, July 16, 2018, edition. The Herald-Citizen mistakenly did not initially contact Republican candidate Bill Lee. His responses are planned to be published in the Wednesday, July 18, edition.

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Political Notebook: Karl Dean to host early voting event

Karl Dean to host early voting event The Karl Dean campaign will host an early voting event Tuesday after supporters cast their early ballots for the August primary. It will begin at 11 a.m. at the Brainerd Community Center at 1010 North Moore Road. Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice host Blue Bash Redux Tuesday, Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice are hosting a candidate forum and party, during which candidates can meet and greet voters.

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PARIS TN: Boatner, Dean speak optimistically about Democrats’ election chances

The Henry County Democratic Party heard updates from a Congressional candidate and the son of a gubernatorial candidate during its Tuesday night meeting at the Greystone. John Boatner, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 8th Congressional District, which includes Henry County and all of West Tennessee except for Memphis, let those attending know that he sticks to party ideals.

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Fitzhugh Challenges Dean’s 'Pragmatism'

Democratic contender for Tennessee governor Craig Fitzhugh is challenging the idea of rival Democrat Karl Dean’s “pragmatic” view of coexisting as governor with Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate.

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Karl Dean brings measured, moderate approach to governing

The calendar said April 2, almost two weeks into spring, but it was 33 degrees and spitting sleet at the Mule Day parade.

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Dean makes campaign stop in Shelbyville

Gubernatorial candidate and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean told an audience of local Democrats on Saturday that failing to agree to Medicaid expansion was “the biggest mistake our state has made.”

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All six top-tier gubernatorial candidates say Trump tariffs could harm Tennessee

The top candidates for governor in Tennessee are all trying to differentiate themselves as they appeal to voters ahead of the Aug. 2 primary.

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Marijuana law reform supported by Fitzhugh, Dean at forum

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh expressed support Thursday for eliminating criminal punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana statewide if elected governor.

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Gubernatorial forum Thursday in Memphis

The Tennessee Bar Association and The Commercial Appeal, USA Today Network-Tennessee will co-host a forum at 8:30 a.m., Thursday in Memphis, featuring the major candidates for governor of Tennessee.

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Times Free Press to host gubernatorial forum

Candidates seeking to be the next governor of Tennessee will discuss key issues for the state at a forum hosted by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Democrat, Republican debates set in Tennessee governor race

Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee's open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks.

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Tennessee's Democratic candidates for governor to debate at Belmont University

The two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor are set to debate next week at Belmont University.

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Tennessee’s Gubernatorial Candidates Make the Rounds in Memphis

With the coming of bona fide summer weather, the governor's race has heated up accordingly. Last week in Shelby County saw numerous comings and goings of candidates. On Friday, Republican candidates Bill Lee and Beth Harwell checked in, Lee with a "town hall" at the newish Houston Levee Community Center, Harwell with a fund-raiser/meet-and-greet at the Holiday Inn Express in Millington.

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Dean out with new TV spot: 'Different sort

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean's campaign has launched a second television ad as part of an ongoing statewide media buy.

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Dean speaks at Macon County meet-and-greet

Karl Dean was the featured guest at Saturday's meet and greet, hosted by the Macon County Democrats at La Tia Mexican Restaurant in Lafayette. The former Nashville mayor had lunch with many Macon County residents of all political affiliations. He also answered questions and addressed the attendees.

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Dean visits clinic as part of governor run

Mary Vance knows her numbers regarding Sevier County workers and residents with no health insurance, and gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean listened to her explain them Tuesday morning during a campaign stop at Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.

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Dean: No Medicaid expansion a 'disaster' for Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers’ inability to expand TennCare — the state’s Medicaid program — has been a “disaster” for the state, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean said Wednesday during a stop at the Model City Events Center.

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Guns in School?

John Harris, Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association, is encouraging Tennessee’s candidates for Governor to listen to more teachers before they speak for teachers. Harris was referring to the issue of whether teachers who have been issued a civilian handgun carry permit would be willing to get additional training and carry on campus in order to protect themselves, their students and their colleagues in the event of a school shooting situation.

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Victor Ashe: Madeline Rogero fills airport post; police chief pick likely next

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has filled the vacancy on the airport authority created by the resignation of Gwen McKenzie, who was elected to City Council last December. It took Rogero almost five months to find Ursula Bailey, a Knoxville attorney, who lives in West Knoxville on Chatham Circle. It is a good choice and retains minority representation on the authority.

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Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor endorses Karl Dean for governor

Ketch Secor, frontman of the Nashville-based folk band Old Crow Medicine Show said Monday he'll be casting his vote for former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean as governor.

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Haslam says incentives for Middle Tennessee businesses still 'the right thing to do'

Republican gubernatorial candidate and House Speaker Beth Harwell said during a televised forum Tuesday that if she were elected, she would reject any state financial incentives for businesses looking to move to Middle Tennessee.

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Tennesseans nearly split on impact of Parkland students on gun debate, new poll shows

During a televised statewide gubernatorial forum Tuesday night, Republican Bill Lee diverged from his competitors in describing the impact the protests led by high school students from Parkland, Florida, have had on the national gun debate.

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How to weather a recession: 3 takeaways from Tuesday's Tennessee gubernatorial forum

Another Tennessee gubernatorial forum is in the books. Five of the six top-tier candidates for governor took part in the Leadership Tennessee forum at Lipscomb University on Tuesday.

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In Tennessee governor’s race, Medicaid debate holds firm on party lines

Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates vowed Tuesday to immediately expand Medicaid if elected governor, saying expansion was the key to filling Tennessee’s health care gap and saving rural hospitals throughout the state.

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1 Tennessee governor's race: How to watch, livestream Leadership Tennessee candidate forum

The Tennessee gubernatorial campaign is heating up ahead of the Aug. 2 primary, and the candidates will take on a host of topics at a televised forum Tuesday at Lipscomb University.

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In Tennessee, the road to a big election victory runs through Humboldt's Strawberry Festival

When a significant public office is up for grabs, the road to victory inevitably winds down Main Street in Humboldt, a small West Tennessee town of 8,500 people.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Reflect on Rural Areas

Education was at the top of the list when candidates came to Martin on Thursday night to discuss their priorities if elected governor. The gubernatorial forum, held at Watkins Auditorium on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, was sponsored by the WestStar Leadership Program and moderated by Meg Kinnard, a Memphis native and UTM supporter who is an award-winning political journalist with the Associated Press.

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean releases first TV ad for Democratic gubernatorial campaign

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has released his first television spot in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Key differences begin to emerge among Tennessee's candidates for governor

Some key differences between Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates began to emerge Tuesday, as the group tackled a host of topics from battling the opioid crisis and improving education to how best to help struggling rural areas.

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Candidates for Tennessee governor speak at West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

All six top-tier gubernatorial candidates made an appearance at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Governor’s Luncheon in Humboldt on Friday afternoon.

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Swain Says She Will Upset Briley, Clean House

This city is a one-party town where Republicans are as rare as hen’s teeth. Dr. Carol Swain grew up with eleven siblings in a two-room shack without running water in rural Virginia. She is smart as the devil and she is black. She is also a Republican. She has never held public office. Swain wants to be Nashville’s next mayor.

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Tennessee GOP governor hopefuls mixed feelings on Trump tariffs

President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel drew concerns from most candidates for governor at a forum on Thursday, who said they worry a trade war could harm Tennessee's farm exports, particularly soybeans.

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WestStar hosts gubernatorial forum

The University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s class of 2018 hosted a gubernatorial forum Thursday on the university’s main campus. Six candidates for the Tennessee governor’s office participated in the interview-style event, and Meg Kinnard Hardee, a political and legal affairs reporter for The Associated Press who bylines as Meg Kinnard, served as forum moderator.

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WestStar Hosts Candidate Forum Thursday

More than 400 have preregistered to hear the six confirmed candidates at the gubernatorial forum hosted by UTM WestStar Leadership Program from 5 to 7 p.m., May 10, in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center. Attendees must have a ticket to enter the auditorium. Those who do not have tickets are encouraged to follow this link on the UTM website for the live webcast.

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Races stack with candidates as qualifying ends

Races are nearly set for this year’s county general and state primary elections as qualifying for candidates ended last Thursday at noon.

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Sam Kennedy, former Daily Herald publisher, dies at 91

Sam Delk Kennedy, former publisher of The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tenn., and a leader in state media and political circles died Tuesday night at his home, surrounded by family.

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Watch live: Candidates for governor outline priorities for rural Tennessee

The state's largest news organization is partnering with the Jackson Chamber, the Jackson Energy Authority, Lane College, Leadership Tennessee and WBBJ Television.

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Controversial bill that would ban undocumented immigrants from receiving in-state tuition fails in committee

A bill that would ban students who entered the country illegally as children from receiving in-state tuition in Tennessee failed in a House committee Tuesday.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidates outline priorities for rural areas

Randy Boyd (R) takes a cell phone photo from stage prior to the start of the Rural Tennessee Gubernatorial Forum at Lane College in Jackson, TN on April 17, 2018.

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A legislature lacking in curiosity: Letters to the editor, April 19

Tennessee clearly has three problems: a high number of low-income uninsured workers, an opioid epidemic and a legislature that lacks curiosity.

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Local, State and Federal Election Cycles Blend On Last Weekend of Early Voting

Candidates in the August and November elections were out on the last weekend of early voting in Shelby County in advance of the May 1 election day for county primaries.

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Tennessee governor's race on pace to be most expensive in state history

With just 16 weeks until the August primary, Tennessee’s top-tier gubernatorial candidates have ramped up their fundraising efforts, which now total more than $33.5 million, according to an analysis of newly filed financial disclosures.

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Rural Tennessee gubernatorial forum full event

The full event of the gubernatorial forum on rural Tennessee featuring Craig Fitzhugh, Karl Dean, Bill Lee and Randy Boyd.

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From opioids to tariffs, candidates for governor tackle issues facing rural Tennessee

From opioids and finishing an industrial site in West Tennessee to expanding broadband and helping farmers cope with the fallout from increased tariffs, four of the six top-tier gubernatorial candidates took on key issues facing rural Tennessee on Tuesday.

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Tennessee governor's race: See where the candidates stand on how to expand access to health insurance

On April 4, Gov. Bill Haslam met with legislative leadership to discuss pursuing Medicaid expansion.

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Dean speaks at Democratic fish fry

There was no stump around. So, Karl Dean, former mayor of Nashville, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate climbed up on the next best thing.

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Dean brings campaign to C-N campus

Former Nashville mayor Karl Dean emphasized education issues during a stop Tuesday at Carson-Newman University with his campaign for Tennessee governor.

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Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean visits grave of Hawkins Co. Civil War ancestor

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who hopes to become Tennessee's next governor, was on a campaign swing through Hawkins County on Tuesday, April 10, when he visited the grave of his Civil War-veteran ancestor, Hiram Dean, in the Speedwell Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Tennessee governor candidate Karl Dean reports raising $550,000

Karl Dean's campaign says the Tennessee Democratic candidate for governor raised $549,168 for his effort during the first quarter of 2018, bringing his total haul over $3 million.

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Tennessee governor's race: Dean, Fitzhugh oppose arming teachers, TennCare work requirements

The two Democratic candidates for governor have diverged from their Republican counterparts on nearly every hot topic now being debated in the Tennessee legislature.

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Karl Dean says traffic problems need a regional approach with leadership from the state

Former Nashville mayor and gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean told members of the Downtown Kiwanis Club he still has skid marks on his back from dealing with transportation issues at Nashville’s mayor.

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Statewide candidates talk about infrastructure

What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment? Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?

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Campaigning Karl Dean visits area

TENNESSEE gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean, left, was greeted Thursday on the steps of the Polk County Courthouse during a visit to the community by James Woody, who was representing the Polk community's Chamber of Commerce.

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Dean: ‘It’s Kind of Our Turn’ in Governor’s Race

Democratic contender for governor Karl Dean is pushing hard the idea that Democrats can win one of the two statewide races on the Tennessee ballot this year.

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Rhea Democratic Party to hold fundraising banquet

Officials said that Anne Davis, wife of Democratic candidate for governor and former Mayor of Nashville Karl Dean, will speak at the event in addition to other local and state candidates vying for election in the upcoming races this year

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Gubernatorial candidate Dean talks school safety

Four Blount County students have been arrested for school threats since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting Feb. 14 that left 14 students and three teachers dead.

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Dean says Nashville will survive ex-mayor's fall

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a Democrat now running for governor, said his successor’s resignation on Tuesday will not have a negative impact on the Music City or his party.

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Gubernatorial candidates answer pressing questions

Tennessee governor race candidates answered several questions from around the state during the Tennessee Press Association gubernatorial forum on Thursday at the Nashville Public Library.

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Madison County Dems ready to flip county blue

The Madison County Democratic Party faces a similar challenge to most other county Democratic parties throughout West Tennessee — trying to find enough voters to flip longtime Republican-red counties back to Democrat-blue when election time comes.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Talks 'Issues That Really Matter'

Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean made a campaign visit to Northeast Tennessee over the weekend.

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How did Tennessee's candidates for governor answer 3 key questions?

Five candidates for governor met Tuesday for a gubernatorial forum on education. Here are their answers to three key questions.

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Governor candidates face off in TPA forum

Five of those running for Tennessee's top office participated in a forum sponsored by the Tennessee Press Association Thursday morning.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean on teaching salaries, opioids and jobs

Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean is hoping his experience as Nashville mayor will improve his chances of becoming the state’s next governor.

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Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean sees Tennessee united on three issues: education, health care and jobs

While the state of Tennessee has three grand divisions, gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean also sees three main issues uniting the citizens: health care, education and jobs.

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Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to run for governor of Tennessee

Karl Dean is running for governor of Tennessee in an uphill bid to become the first Democrat elected statewide in the Volunteer State since 2006.

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Karl Dean, Confident a Democrat Can Win the Governorship, Tours Memphis

Thursday was Karl Dean Day in Memphis. Unofficially, of course. And Friday was Karl Dean Day Two. The former two-term mayor of Nashville, now an announced Democratic candidate for governor of Tennessee, devoted a couple of days to making the rounds in the Bluff City, giving folks here a chance to look him over.

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Karl Dean to report raising $1.2M in first stretch of Tennessee governor's race

Karl Dean says he'll report raising more than $1.2 million in his bid for governor of Tennessee, a figure his campaign says is the largest one-time haul for a Tennessee Democrat in more than a decade.

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Karl Dean to show resilience in governor's race

Tennessee Democratic governor candidate Karl Dean stood in front of a semi-full room in the upstairs of South Knoxville’s Landing House Wednesday night and spoke about the resilience he, and Democratic voters, would need to get him elected next year.

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Diane Black, Karl Dean have highest approval ratings in governor's race, new poll says

U.S. Rep. Diane Black and former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean have the highest approval ratings in their respective gubernatorial primaries, according to a new poll from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Karl Dean to join other candidates attending town hall event Saturday in Murfreesboro

Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean will join others running for federal, state and local offices for a 10 a.m. town hall event Saturday at the City Cafe Upper Room in Murfreesboro, event organizer David Settles said.

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Breakfast with Karl Dean at 822 South

Former Nashville mayor and gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean started his Wednesday with breakfast at Marco’s at 822 South in Columbia, as he continues fundraising for his campaign in the upcoming governor’s race.

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Governor candidate Karl Dean visits Dyer County

Tennessee governor candidate Karl Dean visited Dyer County on Wednesday. The former mayor of the City of Nashville, running for the governor’s position in the Democratic Party, spoke to State Gazette about his campaign and his vision for the state of Tennessee.

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County Democrats welcome candidates for governor

Trousdale County Democrats came out to hear two candidates for governor at a self-styled “Campaign Kickoff” dinner on Nov. 17. About 70 people were in attendance at Hartsville’s Community Center to hear both former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and State. Rep. Craig Fitzhugh speak on what they each saw as the issues that will define the 2018 campaign to succeed Bill Haslam.

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Meet the candidate: Karl Dean

Seven candidates have announced their intentions to be the next governor of Tennessee. Republican candidates in the gubernatorial race, which concludes on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, include Bill Lee, Mae Beavers, Diane Black, Randy Boyd and Beth Harwell. Democratic candidates are Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh.

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