Bill Lee Wins Third and Final Debate

Oct. 12, 2018 -- After the third and final gubernatorial debate, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement:

"All three gubernatorial debates have provided voters with a clear choice for governor: Bill Lee. Bill's performance tonight once again demonstrated why he is the only candidate to lead this state. His background as a business man, political outsider and community leader have given him the experiences needed, along with his vision for our state, to make Tennessee a leader in the nation. 

"Tonight's debate moderators exposed Karl Dean's lack of Tennessee-specific solutions that don't include expanding failed government programs or increasing taxes. Dean is desperately trying to save his campaign but with his tax and spend record, it's not working with Tennessee voters. Now that debate season has ended, I am excited to spend the next 24 days spreading Bill's positive vision for Tennessee and ensuring that he becomes Tennessee's 50th Governor."