State Senator and candidate for U.S. Congress, Eric Stewart, announced three upcoming debates scheduled in the 4th Congressional district. Mr. Stewart says he is looking forward to the opportunity to be on stage with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and discuss issues important to voters, such as jobs, improving the economy, protecting Medicare and Social Security and ensuring that our active military and veterans have the support they deserve and need.
The first event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., and is being hosted by GCTV in Monteagle. The second is being held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, in Bradley County. The third is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, and is being hosted by the Southern Standard in Warren County.
“We have a lot of issues facing our country right now,” Senator Stewart said. “Debates are a time-honored tradition for anyone seeking public office. Debates give voters an opportunity to see each candidate on a stage next to each other and talk about the issues that are important to the public.
“I’m running for Congress because working families need a voice. There are a lot of people in the 4th Congressional district that believe all that’s coming out of Washington right now is fighting and bickering. No one is willing to work together to solve problems.
"In Tennessee, I’ve worked together with Republicans and Democrats to pass eight balanced budgets. The fighting in D.C. is getting us nowhere. I’m looking forward to discussing my ideas and record next to Congressman DesJarlais so that voters have a chance to see both of us side-by-side and decide which candidate they would like to see represent them in Congress."