Second governor’s debate to take place in east Tennessee

October 9, 2018

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee are scheduled to face off in their second debate for Tennessee’s open gubernatorial race.

The two will debate Tuesday evening at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport. Sponsors include the Times News, the Johnson City Press, Eastman Foundation and Ballad health. The event will be broadcast live on public television and on the newspapers’ websites.

Dean — a former Nashville mayor — and Lee — chairman of a Franklin mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company— are competing to succeed Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who is hitting term limits.

A third debate has also been scheduled for this week on Oct. 12 in Nashville.

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