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VOL. 133 | NO. 152 | Thursday, August 2, 2018

Blackburn Releases 1st TV Ad in Tennessee U.S. Senate Bid

The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has released her first TV ad in her Senate bid.

In the statewide ad released Wednesday, Blackburn says her family had a mantra growing up about leaving things in better shape than you found them and giving back more than you take.

She says in the commercial that when she went to Congress, somebody asked if she would go to fit in, or to stand out.

Blackburn continues by saying she's "in this fight so that we can win, and the 'we' is the people, the Constitution, the country."

Blackburn's presumptive opponent, Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen, has been running TV ads since March. Many focus on his message of staying independent in Washington.

Polls show a close race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511