Blackburn, Bredesen careers take contrasting directions

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 22, 2018 2:16 PM CT | Published: October 19, 2018 5:53 PM CT
The race for an open U.S. Senate seat pits a self-declared moderate against a fire-brand conservative, and the legislative careers of former Gov. Phil Bredesen and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn back up those definitions in a big-money battle that could swing Senate control.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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