VIDEO: Williamson County voters divided, unsure on gubernatorial pick


VIDEO: Williamson County voters divided, unsure on gubernatorial pick

PHOTO: In downtown Franklin, registered Tennessee voter Karen Todaro explains her frustration with the negative politics going on in the governor’s race on Friday, July 13, 2018. / Brooke Wanser

By BROOKE WANSER

In a race for governor that has largely pitted Republican candidates against those within their own party, many Williamson County voters appeared undecided on the first day of early voting last Friday.

In the Republican primary, Williamson County businessman Bill Lee, entrepreneur Randy Boyd, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell and Congressman Diane Black vie for the nomination.

Democratic Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and former Nashville mayor Karl Dean are seeking the blue party’s nomination.

In downtown Franklin, many would-be voters were visitors from out of state. Several Tennessee residents wondered who the gubernatorial candidates were, while others knew the names, but were undecided.

Two responded they would cast their respective votes for Phil Bredesen and Marsha Blackburn, candidates who are running for Sen. Bob Corker’s U.S. Senate seat.

Check out the video to hear what voters have to say about the race.

Early voting runs through July 28. The primary election day is Aug. 2. For more information, visit the Williamson County Election Commission website.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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