Candidates prep for tonight’s debate
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 pm
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 09.14.10
COOKEVILLE (AP) — Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter are preparing for the first gubernatorial debate of the general election campaign.
Tonight’s debate in Cookeville comes with less than a month remaining before early voting begins. The candidates have two more debates scheduled for Knoxville and Memphis in early October.
The Cookeville debate is hosted by The Highlands — a public-private organization seeking to boost economic and community development in Overton, Putnam and White counties — in partnership with Tennessee Tech University, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, the State Collaborate on Reforming Education and WTVF-TV.
Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen can’t run again because of term limits.
The two-week early voting period begins Oct. 13.