Tenn. Gov. Lee looks past Democrat Martin in reelection bid


              Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dr. Jason Martin campaigns Oct. 21, 2022, in Shelbyville, Tenn. Martin has spent more than two years trying to get Gov. Bill Lee's attention in Tennessee — first, as the critical care doctor urging more action against the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, as the Democratic nominee for governor trying to knock the Republican out of office. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              FILE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee delivers his State of the State address Jan. 31, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Jason Martin has spent more than two years trying to get Lee's attention — first, as the critical care doctor urging more action against the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, as the Democratic nominee for governor trying to knock the Republican out of office. But to date, Lee has yet to acknowledge he even has a challenger in his quest for reelection. The two haven't talked, according to Martin, and that's unlikely to change before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
            
              Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dr. Jason Martin campaigns Oct. 21, 2022, in Shelbyville, Tenn. Martin has spent more than two years trying to get Gov. Bill Lee's attention in Tennessee — first, as the critical care doctor urging more action against the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, as the Democratic nominee for governor trying to knock the Republican out of office. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              FILE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee leaves the stage after delivering his State of the State Address Feb. 8, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Jason Martin has spent more than two years trying to get Lee's attention — first, as the critical care doctor urging more action against the COVID-19 pandemic, and now, as the Democratic nominee for governor trying to knock the Republican out of office. But to date, Lee has yet to acknowledge he even has a challenger in his quest for reelection. The two haven't talked, according to Martin, and that's unlikely to change before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Tenn. Gov. Lee looks past Democrat Martin in reelection bid