Karl Dean: ‘Best days still ahead of us’

A release from Democrat Karl Dean’s campaign:

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean won the Democratic nomination for governor tonight in an overwhelming victory with close to 80 percent of the vote. 

Dean enters the general election with strong momentum, as evidenced by recent finance reports and public polling that showed him in the lead in both fundraising and voter support. 

After speaking with his primary opponent by phone, Dean took the stage at an election night party this evening to thank his supporters and highlight the importance of staying focused on the issues that matter to Tennesseans. 

“I am honored to be the Democratic nominee for governor, but we still have a lot of hard work ahead of us. The next three months we will be solely focused on listening to voters in all 95 counties,” Dean said. 

Dean went on to describe how his pragmatic leadership that brought Nashville into the economic boom it’s experiencing today can be replicated statewide. 

“Tennessee’s best days are still ahead of us but to get there we have to focus on the issues that matter: providing a good education for our kids, having good jobs to pay the bills and having access to affordable healthcare when we need it,” Dean said. “These are not Democrat or Republican issues, these are Tennessee issues. And, I believe that if we have the confidence to invest in ourselves we can build a great state the same way we rebuilt a great city.”

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