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Senate Campaign In Tennessee Fears Hack After Impostor's Emails Request Money

An email sent to the campaign of former Gov. Phil Bredesen seemed to indicate "unauthorized access to campaign-related information," according to a letter sent to the FBI.
Phil Bredesen, the former Democratic governor of Tennessee, is running for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Bob Corker. Bredesen's campaign contacted the FBI on Thursday about a potential breach of its system. Source: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Updated at 8:35 p.m. ET

The campaign for the leading Democratic candidate for Senate in Tennessee, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, said in a letter to the FBI Thursday that it feared it had been hacked.

The potential breach comes as state and federal officials are increasingly worried that enough hasn't been done to improve election security since 2016.

According to the letter, which the campaign shared with NPR, the campaign

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