News release from Randy Boyd campaign
Nashville, TN – Randy Boyd and his Republican campaign for Governor today launched the first paid advertisement of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign, with a statewide digital buy designed to introduce the Knoxville businessman and state’s former economic and community development commissioner to more than 500,000 proven Republican primary voters across the state.
Excerpt from a review of recent developments in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign by the AP’s Eric Schelzig:
The repeal of former President Barack Obama’s health care law was supposed to provide a springboard for U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s entry into the Tennessee governor’s race.
State Sen. Mark Green was supposed to capture to the core of President Donald Trump’s supporters.
And term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax proposal was supposed to fall flat, avoiding political difficulties for House Speaker Beth Harwell.
But none of that has happened as expected, leaving an unsettled Republican field for the 2018 gubernatorial nomination.