opinion David Plazas Nashville Tennessean Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018 The August primary election is behind us now and Tennesseans have narrowed their choices for senator, governor, and federal and state legislators. The general election candidates may be tempted to pick wedge issues to drive their turnout. However, if they are really committed to public service and the greater good, they should address those things that affect Tennesseans’ daily lives. They should also be able to explain to voters how they can and will do something about it. Issues like immigration have dominated news coverage, and a June Gallup showed Americans consider immigration the No. 1 problem facing America. However, remember, the U.S.-Mexico border is 1,000 miles from Nashville. That is why the people running to lead Tennesseans ought to focus on the critical issues closest to home. Here are a few topics for candidates to consider: Fight against tariffs and for business growth Our leaders need to ensure that Tennessee’s economy stays strong. That means ensuring access to jobs, a climate that will be inviting to business relocations and opportunities to benefit from a global economy. Bipartisan groups of elected officials agree President Trump’s tariff policy is detrimental to segments of our economy, like… Read full this story
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