Karl Dean shares common-sense plans; Bill Lee offers more platitudes
October 9, 2018 (KINGSPORT, Tenn.) — After the second gubernatorial debate, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement:
“Tonight’s debate proved that experience-driven solutions will prevail over vague and cliched generalities, and that’s what this race is about. Voters want concrete plans to move our state forward, which Karl Dean delivers and Bill Lee does not.
“What Bill Lee does deliver are positions that are out of touch with Tennesseans: he is against Medicaid expansion, he plans to defund public schools in favor of vouchers, and he wants to arm teachers in the classroom.
“While Karl Dean offered common-sense plans that embrace Tennessee values and focus on issues that Tennesseans care deeply about — high quality public education, good-paying jobs, and access to healthcare — Bill Lee demonstrated that he is too extreme for Tennessee.”
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