Oct. 11, 2018 -- The Democratic Governors Association released an ad doubling down on Karl Dean's false claims, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman released the following statement:
"On the heels of the Tennessean's reporting that Karl Dean misled voters in a recent ad, his campaign allies are now doubling down on the same false attacks. This should come as no surprise as Dean’s campaign has become desperate. His policies of bigger government and more taxes have failed to gain traction with voters. Tennesseans are rejecting this desperation and overwhelmingly supporting Bill Lee, who has a positive vision for Tennessee and making our state a leader in the nation."