Former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s (D) “campaign rolled out its debut television ad on Saturday. In the ad, Bredesen touted a bipartisan approach to governing, and said Tennessee needs ‘less partisan squabbling and more solutions.’”
“I’m applying for the job,” Bredesen said in the ad’s conclusion.
The spot was timed to Bredesen’s first major event on the trail: “meeting with organizers at a hotel in downtown Nashville, and then serving them chili at a hip honky tonk around the corner.” (Nashville Tennessean)
GUN CONTROL. “Bredesen said Friday he backs universal background checks to help ensure firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. … Bredesen also said he’s not opposed to banning the sale of bump stocks.”
Meanwhile, Bredesen, a friend of Sen. Bob Corker (R), “said he would not have entered the race initially if Corker had decided last year to seek re-election. But he said he was prepared to run against him if Corker had gotten back in.” (Chattanooga Times Free Press)