VOL. 133 | NO. 24 | Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:30 a.m.: Live-Stream the Tennessee Gubernatorial Forum
The Tennessee Press Association holds a forum Thursday, Feb. 1, in Nashville featuring the announced candidates for Tennessee governor. The live stream – moderated by Eric Barnes, publisher of The Daily News and TPA president – starts at 8:30 a.m., and the forum is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Candidates who have committed to the forum include:
• Republican Randy Boyd, former Tennessee Economic and Community Development commissioner
• Democrat Karl Dean, former Nashville mayor
• Democrat Craig Fitzhugh, Tennessee House Minority Leader
• Republican Beth Harwell, Tennessee House speaker
• Republican Bill Lee, Franklin business owner
• Republican Kay White, Kingsport business owner
The forum comes the same week that former state Sen. Mae Beavers of Mount Juliet dropped out of the Republican primary race.