Democratic Senate candidate in Tennessee discusses working-class background

Tennessee Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw (D) told Hill.TV that she would bring a working-class perspective to Congress if elected in November.

“I grew up in a neighborhood where we were working class, we didn’t have a whole lot, but we did have the love and support of people,” she said.

She attributed her primary victory to her ability to build a community of multiracial, working-class people who are frustrated with the state of racial divisions and the Trump administration.

“We are all working people and we want everyone to have access to this America.”

Bradshaw went on to say that with the pandemic at the forefront of voters' minds, “patient-centered health care that is for everyone” will be the only way to get through the public health crisis.

As a Democrat in Tennessee, Bradshaw faces an uphill battle in November. Her opponent, Bill Hagerty (R) is favored to win the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base McConnell aims for unity amid growing divisions with Trump Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (R). The nonpartisan Cook Political Report lists the seat as solid Republican.