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VOL. 133 | NO. 126 | Monday, June 25, 2018

Republican debate for Tennessee governor canceled

The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Organizers have canceled a scheduled Republican debate for governor because two of the leading candidates said they would not participate.

The Tennessean reports the debate had been scheduled for Tuesday at Belmont University between Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Williamson County businessman Bill Lee. But organizers decided to cancel the debate after Boyd and Harwell withdrew amid negotiations about the event's details.

Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black is also a candidate for governor. But she had not been scheduled to participate in the debate. The debate had been sponsored by WSMV-TV and the USA Today Network-Tennessee.

Belmont University spokesman Greg Pillon said it was unfortunate the debate was canceled but said the school looks forward to hosing a general election debate on Oct. 9.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 157 157 10,093
MORTGAGES 161 161 11,107
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,301
BUILDING PERMITS 229 229 22,402
BANKRUPTCIES 54 54 6,365
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 18 4,099
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 29 3,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 21 2,147