Blackburn, Bredesen to debate tonight

Phil Bredesen, left, and Marsha Blackburn are shown in this composite photo.

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen are set to clash in their second - and likely last - U.S. Senate race debate this year in Tennessee.

The debate Wednesday will take place at 8 p.m. EDT at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy in Knoxville.

Nexstar Media Group TV stations will broadcast the event live, which includes WATE in Knoxville and WKRN in Nashville.

Bredesen and Blackburn previously faced off in a Sept. 25 debate at Cumberland University in Lebanon.

The two are competing in a race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. The contest could be pivotal in deciding whether Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority.