Andraé McGary blasts Todd Gardenhire

photo State Senate District 10 Republican candidate Todd Gardenhire, left, and Democratic candidate Andrae McGary answer questions Thursday at a candidate forum held by the Chattanooga Voter Empowerment Group and the Hamilton County-Chattanooga branch of the NAACP.

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A day after Andraé McGary warned of an imminent smear campaign from his opponent Todd Gardenhire, only McGary went on the attack Thursday as the state Senate nominees made their first joint appearance.