President Trump Endorses Rep Marsha Blackburn for US Senate

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President Trump endorsed Representative Marsha Blackburn in her bid to replace retiring junior Senator Bob Corker Thursday via Twitter.

Unusually, Mr. Trump used a feature of the microblogging site to make sure that all of Rep Blackburn’s followers would see the message by adding a period directly in front of her Twitter username, ‘@MarshaBlackburn.’

In his tweet, the president wrote Blackburn “is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her.”

He continued, “Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!”

Blackburn is the sole Republican in the running for the nomination – as is her rival, former Nashville Mayor and Governor Phil Bredesen.

The Washington Times notes that although President Trump’s endorsement is no surprise, it “could prove a shot in the arm” for her in a state that Mr. Trump won in 2016 with 61 percent of the vote, in 92 of 95 counties.

However, Senator Corker, who has often sought to criticize President Trump and his supporters, said recently that Blackburn could have a difficult path to victory. He believes Mrs. Blackburn is down by around 6 percentage points to Mr. Bredesen and that he will have crossover appeal in November.

The Times Free Press reported:

“I certainly do not plan to be working against somebody who is a friend and who has served our state ably,” Corker said of Bredesen, The National Journal reported Friday. “We’ve worked together to build a great state.”

Corker noted that as state finance commissioner in the mid-1990s for then-Republican Gov. Don Sundquist, he worked with then-Nashville Mayor Bredesen to bring the NFL’s Houston Oilers to Nashville, where the team is now known as the Tennessee Titans.

And in 2008, Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor first elected in 2006 to the Senate, and Bredesen, then governor, worked together again to help bring Volkswagen’s auto assembly plant to Chattanooga.

“He [Bredesen] is a very substantial person,” Corker told The National Journal. “And he no doubt will attract a lot of Republican votes.”

(emphasis added)


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4 Thoughts to “President Trump Endorses Rep Marsha Blackburn for US Senate”

  1. Rick

    Marsha has my vote! A vote for Bredesen is a vote with Schumer and Pelosi.

    1. Jim Forsythe

      A great choice. Marsha is terrific!

  2. John Bumpus

    I am ALMOST persuaded not to do this, BUT I think that this is important!

    There is a news story on today’s (4-19-18) Breitbart website that is very, very, very graphic–don’t go there if you have a weak stomach. I doubt that you will find this news story anywhere else. It is entitled, GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Dumps Dismembered Body in Border State Capital. You might have to specially quere the article on BB to get to it.

    But this is what our nation is facing! This is what is coming to the United States if we don’t soon begin exercising common sense concerning immigration and border security issues.

    Marsha Blackburn will vote to support President Trump on immigration and border security issues, and Phil Bredesen will not. This is just the plain and simple truth of the matter!

    1. DALLAS

      We are going to give Marsha our vote