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Tennessee's Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum

Bredesen hosted a forum Monday in Chattanooga after his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn declined to debate him.
Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:27 PM EDT by Associated Press
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 7:01 AM EDT
Photo courtesy of Phil Bredesen for US Senate campaign.
Photo courtesy of Phil Bredesen for US Senate campaign.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen faced some backlash from a Tennessee crowd for once again declining to say how he would vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Bredesen hosted a forum Monday in Chattanooga after his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn declined to debate him. Instead, Blackburn opted to attend a fundraiser with President Donald Trump.

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Overall, the crowd applauded for the majority of Bredesen's answers to questions submitted by the audience. However, when pressed on Kavanaugh, a handful of members of the crowd booed as Bredesen said he is waiting on the results of the FBI investigation surrounding the allegations against Kavanaugh before making a decision.

Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, says judges should show proper ethics and temperament.

Blackburn has said she supports Kavanaugh.

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