Nashville, Tenn. (December 7, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on Governor Bredesen joining the US Senate race:

“It is truly exciting to have Governor Bredesen join the race for the US Senate. Across Tennessee, Democrats are also stepping up in record numbers to run for offices from the courthouse to the statehouse because Republicans have made us all feel vulnerable and unsafe. They can’t get anything done and when they do, it’s harmful to working families. Instead of focusing on what matters most to hardworking Tennesseans – good paying jobs, access to a nearby hospital, and an education that fits their vision for a better life in the future – they focus on things that further jeopardize our freedom and security.”