Charlie Brown Blasts Common Core in First Campaign Speech

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Brown gave his first campaign speech Tuesday, at the steps of the old Roane County Courthouse, declaring — among other things — that he’s for “common sense” education and not the Common Core that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing. In his prepared remarks, Brown said he is the candidate who can relate to the working class. According to his website, Brown supports raising the minimum wage and wants to increase the speed limit on certain highways to 80 miles per hour. Tom Humphrey has more on his Knoxnews blog.