Sept. 25, 2018 -- After the conclusion of the first U.S. Senate debate at Cumberland University, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden issued the following statement:
"Tennessee voters got to see a clear contrast in approaches tonight: Republican Marsha Blackburn will tell them exactly where she stands, while Democrat Phil Bredesen will dodge and delay. Blackburn was unequivocal in her support for lower taxes, a secure border, a robust national defense, and strict Constitutionalist judges and justices on the federal bench. Bredesen spent more time making excuses for his own party than sharing how we would vote on the important issues facing Congress. Well we already know how he'll vote, and it will be with Chuck Schumer and liberal Senate Democrats every single time. Marsha Blackburn was the clear winner in tonight's contest."