Black fires 1st candidate attack ad in Tennessee gov's race

    Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Diane Black (CNN)<p>{/p}<p>{/p}

    Congresswoman Diane Black labels businessmen Randy Boyd and Bill Lee moderates in the first Tennessee gubernatorial race attack ad by a campaign.

    The ad says Boyd deemed Black too conservative, referencing Boyd's comments that Republicans could lose with Black's nomination.

    It says Boyd disavowed then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, referencing reports that Boyd wasn't fundraising for Trump, though he didn't specifically criticize Trump. Boyd has campaigned as pro-Trump.

    It says Boyd backed a 2012 county property tax increase proposal and called himself moderate in 2015.

    It criticizes Lee's donation to ex-Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's 2015 campaign.

    The Lee campaign called it a failing campaign's desperate attack.

    Boyd's campaign didn't respond to a request for comment.

    GOP candidate House Speaker Beth Harwell isn't mentioned.

    A Boyd donor-fueled group has attacked Black.

    News In Photos

      Loading ...