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The Tri-Star State: Who Are These Guys Running For Governor?

Sep 9, 2018

One of the first major polls of the Tennessee governor’s race shows a pretty sizeable advantage for the Republican nominee. But it also highlights a question being asked across the state: Who are these guys?

A recent poll found that more than a quarter of likely voters are either unsure about or have never even heard of Williamson County businessman Bill Lee. Nearly a third are unfamiliar with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

Middle Tennesseans know Lee as the man behind his namesake business Lee Co., and Dean as the former two-term mayor of Nashville. But in other parts of the state, they are both still trying to introduce themselves to voters.

WPLN has been talking to Lee and Dean throughout their campaigns about their stances on various issues, which could help voters get to know them a little better.

Here to help sort through it all are Jason Moon Wilkins and Chas Sisk.

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