Tennessee Voters Reject Bredesen, Dean Backed Transit Plan
For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2018
Brentwood, TN - Today, Nashville area voters decisively rejected the Nashville transit plan, which would have increased four taxes and cost $5.4 billion to build and billions more to maintain. At the October press conference announcing the transit plan, Phil Bredesen sat right next to former Mayor Megan Barry in a show of support for the plan. They were also joined by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean just two seats down.
“Phil Bredesen is a tax and spend liberal who will fall right in line with Chuck Schumer’s agenda to expand government and tell the American people what is best for them,” said campaign manager Kevin Golden. “Bredesen will put his own liberal values before taxpayers’ best interests every time, but unlike the failed transit plan, Tennesseans won’t be able to have the final say on his decisions in the Senate. A vote for Phil Bredesen is a vote for higher taxation and excessive government spending. It is that simple.”
(Photo: George Walker IV, The Tennessean)
Former Mayor Megan Barry is seated with Phil Bredesen, Bill Purcell, and Karl Dean during an October 17 press conference to announce the transit plan.