Ball earned a B.S. from East Tennessee State University in 1970 and earned his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University in 1974. He has been practicing law since 1975.
According to BuzzFeed.com, "Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Gordon Ball appears to have plagiarized nearly every word on his issues pages from a vast array of politicians including West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren."
In response to the accusation Ball said, "I had no idea that this material was cut and pasted on my website from other sources."
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Gordon Ball's June 2014 ad, "Why Gordon Ball is running for Senate."
Gordon Ball's July 2014 ad, "Working for Tennessee."
Gordon Ball's October 2014 ad, "Same Old Song and Dance."
The narrator in "Why Gordon Ball is running for Senate" said that Ball will "stand up for the working poor and middle class."
The narrator in "Working for Tennessee" agued that politicians in Washington are only fighting for their own jobs. In addition, the narrator said that Ball has promised to stand up for the middle class.
The narrator in "Same Old Song and Dance" argued that Alexander is "out of tune" with what Tennessee needs.