Abortion becomes early flashpoint in Tennessee Senate race as Sen. Blackburn draws challengers

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks during a panel discussion in Chattanooga on Aug. 15.
Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks during a panel discussion in Chattanooga on Aug. 15.

NASHVILLE — A U.S. House Republican-passed bill that's going nowhere in the Democratic-led Senate has become a political flash point in Tennessee's Senate race between Sen.