Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn Launches Radio Ads to Ask Listeners to ‘Stand for the Anthem’

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) launched a radio ad campaign Thursday asking NFL and SuperBowl LII fans to “Stand for the Anthem.”

The sixty-second spot, which reflects previous criticisms she has made of the so-called NFL-Kneelers, is set to air through Game Day, February 4th, the Columbia Daily Herald reports.

The advertisement begins with an announcer in voiceover  – accompanied by a soaring musical score reminiscent of Aaron Copland’s ‘Rodeo’ – who says, “Veterans. They fought for our freedom and they deserve our respect. Every. Single. Day.”

Next, the listener hears Blackburn saying, “I’m Marsha Blackburn. I stand for our veterans, the president and ‘The Star Spangled Banner.'”

The announcer returns, saying, “Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee conservative.”

In her own voice, Blackburn offers her argument and her request: “I think it is important that each of us take that three minutes and use that as a time to sing those words. You have freedom of speech, you have a right of peaceful protest. But during that three minutes – that belongs to people who have fought to defend the freedoms that we have.”

The announcer returns, saying, “Marsha Blackburn, standing with our veterans.”

Blackburn adds, “I’m Marsha Blackburn. I stand for our veterans, the president and ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’

The announcer says, “On SuperBowl Sunday, stand with our veterans. Stand for the National Anthem.”

The closing moments, Blackburn airs the campaign finance disclosures:”I’m Marsha Blackburn and I approved this message.”

“Paid for by Marsha for Senate,” the announcer says.

Representative Marsha Blackburn faces former Representative Stephen Fincher in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. Former Governor Phil Bredesen, is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. According to the recently released Tennessee Star / Triton Poll, Blackburn is well ahead of Fincher, and leads Bredesen in a head-to-head match-up by an eleven percentage point margin, 50 to 39.

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