MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee democratic candidate for Senate is ready to make intentional transformative change.
Marquita Bradshaw is a newcomer in the political arena.
She won the democratic nomination for the US Senate seat with a shoestring budget.
Bradshaw said she put a lot of time and effort into making sure her campaign exhibits everything the people of Tennessee cared about the most.
“Right now we have so much hypocrisy that could kill our democracy,” Bradshaw said.
The environmental activist, now the political face of a major election, is running on issues such as healthcare, education, environment and the economy.
Bradshaw didn’t think twice to run for the Senate seat that’s up for grabs with outgoing Senator Lamar Alexander deciding not to run for re-election.
“The voices there didn’t match the experiences that I was having nor the people of Tennessee,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw beat out James Mackler who had the backing of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and raised two-million-dollars.
Bradshaw’s fundraising dollars didn’t come close to two-million-dollars.
Bradshaw is running against Republican candidate and former US Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty.
She said Hagerty’s former position didn’t phase her because she will stick to the needs of the voters.
“I don’t run against opponents,” Bradshaw said. “I run on solving issues and that’s how I’m going to win in November.”
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