Tenn. gubernatorial candidate makes Election Eve stop in Cleveland

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The Republican candidate for Tennessee governor stopped by Cleveland, one day before voters go to the polls.

Bill Lee has enjoyed a comfortable lead in the polls for most of the campaign.

However, Democratic candidate Karl Dean has amped up his criticism of Lee in the campaign's final days.

He's called for more scrutiny of Lee's business contracting with state and local governments.

On Monday, Lee joined supporters at a locally owned sandwich shop Deli Boys.

Lee told us, "We have an opportunity in this state to lead the nation. I believe Tennessee can lead the nation with the right leadership. I'd be honored to serve every Tennesseean."

Lee and Dean differ mainly on the issue of healthcare. Dean is in favor of expanding Tennessee's Medicaid eligibility, and Lee opposing the idea.

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