‘Please Clap’ – Diane Black Campaign Reacts to Jeb Bush/Randy Boyd Fundraiser


Randy Boyd’s campaign for governor announced Wednesday it will host a fundraiser November 30 featuring former Florida governor and 2016 presidential hopeful, Jeb Bush.

Representative Diane Black’s gubernatorial campaign was quick to respond, with a sharp email blast to media with the cheeky subject line: ‘Please Clap.’

“Today, it was announced that Jeb! would be coming to Tennessee to fundraise for ‘moderate Republican’ Randy!” the statement begins.

It continues:

It’s no surprise that Randy Boyd would bring in Jeb Bush to shake down Nashville donors…besides, they agree on pretty much everything.

  • Jeb Bush said Donald Trump was the “chaos President” and refused to vote for him. Randy Boyd said supporting Trump would be “anathema to me.”
  • Jeb Bush said illegal immigrants come out of an “act of love.” Randy Boyd gave $250,000 to a group that helps illegal immigrants integrate into Tennessee society.
  • Jeb Bush helped create Common Core education standards. Randy Boyd is a “staunch supporter” of Common Core.

Campaign spokesman Chris Hartline said, “Jeb Bush and Randy Boyd are a match made in establishment heaven. Their pro-illegal immigration, pro-big government, anti-Trump positions are more suited to the Democratic primary than the Republican primary.”

Representative Diane Black (TN-06) is running to replace the termed-out Governor Bill Haslam. She was first elected to the House of Representatives on the Tea Party wave on 2010, and currently serves as the House Budget Committee Chairman – the first woman to do so.

Since launching her campaign for governor, she has released a series of statements strongly supporting President Donald Trump, his policy statements, and legislative agenda.

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  1. […] Both Beavers and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06), another candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, blasted Boyd for bringing Bush in to Tennessee on his behalf, as The Star reported: […]

  2. […] clap,” read the subject line of an email sent out by gubernatorial candidate Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06) within minutes of the announcement. […]