Bredesen Expected To Announce For US Senate Race

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Blackburn announced her candidacy for the Senate in early October. Though the nation's economy tanked during his previous year in office, he stabilized the state's over-budget TennCare health system that he inherited in 2003 by making cuts, including cutting 191,000 from the insurance program's rolls, and later established Cover Tennessee to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and the uninsured.

In his campaign video, Bredesen says "We all know Washington is broken and politicians are up there playing partisan games and working on their re-election".

The governor himself considered a Senate bid in September, but later said that he would not be running because he wanted to "remain completely focused" on his current job. Whether it has been by cutting taxes, supporting fiscal responsibility, or driving unemployment to historic lows, Republican elected officials in Tennessee have established a record of making our state, and our country, a better place to live, work, and achieve the American dream.

The Democratic governor who carried all 95 counties during his election in Tennessee is planning a run for the U.S. Senate seat.

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Former Nashville lawyer and Iraq War vet James Mackler is the only other announced candidate for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Republican Bob Corker.

Bredesen earned his fortune as a health care entrepreneur and served two terms each as Nashville mayor and governor. Before that, he served as mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999. However, his potential opponents - principally, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former U.S Rep. Stephen Fincher - will be able to seize on the debt run up by Obama and the lavish spending plans of Democrats compared to Republicans now in office if he makes those issues.

He's the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee.

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