The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has gone after Democrat Phil Bredesen in a new YouTube video released on the heels of President Trump’s recent visit to Tennessee to campaign for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07). Bredesen and Blackburn are expected to battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) in the November general election.
The video can be viewed in full below.
The Times Free Press reported on the video’s release here.
Trump’s criticisms of Phil Bredesen are laced throughout the video.
“Tennessee doesn’t need another obstructionist Washington Democrat,” says the video, which features footage of Trump’s attacks on Bredesen last week.
In a nod to Trump’s continuing popularity in the state, this also isn’t the first time the NRSC has invoked the president in going after liberal Democrat Bredesen, as The Times Free Press noted:
The NRSC spot follows another video using the president’s remarks, which were posted to YouTube last week by expected Senate GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign.
Both come on the heels of Trump’s criticisms of Bredesen last week during a rally in Nashville.
“Phil Bredesen thinks he has Tennessee fooled,” says the NRSC’s 46-second spot which first features a black-and-white photo of former Gov. Bredesen.
It then cuts to a clip of Trump speaking at the rally where he tells attendees “Bredesen donated a lot of money to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Crooked Hillary.”
At the Trump rally held in Nashville two weeks ago on May 29 to support Blackburn, the president memorably called Bredesen “an absolute total tool . . . of Chuck Schumer . . . and Nancy Pelosi.”