WASHINGTON - Former Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn will be in Memphis Oct. 9 for a fundraiser breakfast for 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Charlotte Bergmann, he confirmed this afternoon.
"She is our nominee and from all that I've been told she's a fine person with excellent credentials, and it's on that basis I agreed to come down and lend what influence I might to her efforts," Dunn said. "She's someone I look forward to meeting."
Bergman is running against Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen.
Dunn, 83, is a Republican and served as governor from 1971 to 1975. He is also working, he said, on behalf of GOP candidates Diane Black in the 6th Congressional District seat held by retiring Democrat Bart Gordon and the 8th Congressional District seat held by retiring Democrat John Tanner.
"I believe this particular year is the one in which great things are going to happen," Dunn said.
The location of the Dunn-Bergmann event wasn't immediately available to press spokesman Howie Morgan.
On a related note, tonight is the grand opening of the Bergmann headquarters at 925 South Yates, her campaign manager, Sharon Ohsfeldt, said. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m.