After an afternoon pitching himself to the Nashville Rotary Club, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike McWherter told reporters he’s comfortable about his position in the race for governor — 31 points behind Republican front-runner Bill Haslam.
McWherter said he will soon launch an aggressive ad campaign, but said he is waiting until October when he believes voters will begin tuning into the race in earnest.
“We’ve marshaled our resources getting ready for early voting and it’s a strategic move on our part,” said McWherter. “When it starts coming down to the final wire, (voters) really begin to focus and they start listening to what the candidates have to say.”
It’s unclear what direction he will take in those ads, but McWherter has spent the last few weeks going negative on Haslam’s family truck stop business, Pilot Oil Corp.