Updated: Feb 22, 2022
The Tennessee Business Roundtable, in partnership with the Tennessee Chamber and NFIB, hosted a 2018 U.S. Senate Forum at Lipscomb University’s College of Business on August 15, 2018, focusing on federal policy issues affecting our state’s business community.
Candidates Marsha Blackburn (R) and Phil Bredesen (D) answered questions posed by moderator Ben Hall of NewsChannel5 on tariffs, health care, infrastructure, taxes, and regulatory policy. The event was live streamed by NewsChannel5+ and can be viewed here.
Marsha Blackburn and Ben Hall
Phil Bredesen and Ben Hall
From left to right: Ben Hall, NewsChannel5; Jim Brown, NFIB; Patrick Sheehy, TN Business Roundtable; Bradley Jackson, TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry
“Our Roundtable convenes Tennessee business leaders to provoke productive conversations on business and policy matters, and in presenting this Forum, we were pleased to join with our fellow statewide business organizations to begin the general election conversation on Tennessee’s 2018 United States Senate race with candidates Blackburn and Bredesen,” said TBR President Patrick Sheehy (pictured right).
“Great teamwork by Tennessee NFIB, the Tennessee Chamber and TBR allowed our state business leaders to hear directly from the candidates on trade, regulatory, health, infrastructure, and tax issues that affect our state’s economy and workforce. We’re grateful to Lipscomb University for allowing our Roundtable, the Chamber and NFIB to provide this opportunity for our business community, and to Ben Hall and NewsChannel 5 for partnering with us to deliver an informative, timely event.”
News Coverage of the 2018 Senate Forum
Tennessean: Blackburn, Bredesen outline views on key business, economic issues at Nashville forum
NewsChannel5: Tariffs Front And Center Of U.S. Senate Race
US News & World Report: Trade, Infrastructure Details Split Tennessee Senate Race
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