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2018 Tennessee Senate Debate



Cumberland University is proud to have hosted Middle Tennessee’s statewide, live televised U.S. Senate general election debate between Republican nominee Marsha Blackburn and Democratic nominee Phil Bredesen on Tuesday, September 25. Partners for this debate included the USA Today Network-Tennessee, News Channel 5 Nashville, Nashville Public Television and the Tennessee League of Women Voters.



Cumberland University has played a vital role in Tennessee politics, with 15 past U.S. senators having held degrees from the school.

“Cumberland University is the perfect setting for this debate. Our university has a special place in Tennessee political history, and this race will help shape the future of our country. It is an important time for public engagement in the political process, and we are proud to help Tennesseans learn more about their choices at the ballot box this November,” - Cumberland University President Paul Stumb