Tennessee Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Lee announced his commitment to three Fall debates heading into the gubernatorial General Election on November 6.
Thursday‘s announcement follows a long-standing tradition and history of gubernatorial candidates participating in three debates, representing each of the three Grand Divisions of the state.
The debates come as Lee is traveling to all 95 counties on his “Believe in Tennessee” tour, meeting with as many Tennesseans as he can to share his policies and his vision for the state.
“I believe Tennessee can lead the nation and that means challenging the status quo and providing conservative leadership to keep Tennessee moving in the right direction,” Lee said in a press release. “I look forward to continuing to share my vision with Tennesseans on the campaign trail and from the debate stage this Fall.”
Lee has committed to attend the following debates:
- October 2 – Memphis, TN – USA Today Network-Tennessee/WMC-TV Debate, hosted at The University of Memphis
- October 9 – Kingsport, TN – Kingsport Times-News Debate, hosted at the Eastman Employee Center
- October 12 – Nashville, TN – Nexstar Television Network Debate, Location TBD
These debates, including the eight forums during the primary election where Mr. Lee and his opponent, Mayor Karl Dean shared the stage, will make eleven total appearances together as candidates for governor where they were able to share their respective ideas on the major issues facing our state.
“Just like the primary, I think these debates are an important part of the process of choosing our next governor, and I look forward to joining my opponent on the debate stage this Fall,” Lee continued.