Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination Shows Tale of Two Tennessee U.S. Senate Candidates, Blackburn Ad Says

The Marsha Blackburn campaign released an ad Thursday highlighting the choices that voters have in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race when it comes to supporting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

The ad, which is available here, shows a tale of two candidates when it comes to the nomination – U.S. Representative Blackburn (R-TN-07) and Democratic former Governor Phil Bredesen. The video also shows Tennesseans’ reactions.

Blackburn has drawn a positive response for her strong commitment to Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump, while Bredesen has stayed silent for months and even was booed by Democrats earlier this week, The Tennessee Star has reported.

Blackburn and Bredesen are running for the Senate seat that is being left empty by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who is retiring.

Bredesen has tried to flee from his ties to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s, but that’s hard given that Schumer has poured money into his campaign. Schumer recruited Bredesen to run for the Senate. Blackburn has said that Bredesen is following Schumer’s directions to stay silent.

Speaking about the contrast, Blackburn campaign communications director Abbi Sigler said, “Marsha has been upfront and honest with Tennesseans. She will always support constitutionalist judges and justices who will not legislate from the bench. Phil Bredesen has avoided taking a position on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation for 87 days now, due to Chuck Schumer’s direction. As he tries to run out the clock, he’s facing increased pressure.”

He was booed by his base earlier this week because they ardently oppose Kavanaugh,” Sigler said. “Yet, he cannot take a stand because of his own disastrous record of destroying evidence regarding sexual harassment claims against his friends and political allies. Time is ticking and Phil Bredesen owes Tennesseans an answer.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.





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  1. […] this week his opponent, U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) released a video pointing out their differences (she has indicated strong support for the judge). The video includes footage from where a mostly […]

  2. William Delzell

    I understand that Bredesen just decided in favor of Kavanaugh despite his alleged disgust toward the mistreatment of Ford.

    This is a lose/lose for Bredesen, I suspect. Had he said no to Kavanaugh, he would have incurred the wrath of several right-of-center voters but by saying yes to Kavanaugh, it could cost him desperately needed votes by the Tennessee Democratic Party’s progressive base. If large numbers of progressives desert him, he could lose in a close election with Blackburn.

    1. Ron W

      Perhaps the Tennessee Democratic Party will disavow Bredesen, just as they did their Senate primary winner, Mark Clayton, in 2012. I think one Clayton’s sins of his party’s repudiation was that he supported traditional marriage between one woman and one man.

  3. bob ruark

    Bredesen is not even a Tennessean at heart. He is and always has been a leftwing NYer … he should go back to the schytehole he fled.

  4. Ron W

    The chief issue is that the left wants judges who view the Constitution as a “living document” so that judges can rule subjectively and arbitrarily rather than the legal contract that it is between the People and their government. That requires that the Constitution be read and obeyed according to the rules of English grammar.

    This constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States shall be the supreme law of the land; and THE JUDGES IN EVERY STATE SHALL BE BOUND THEREBY, any thing in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding. –Artcle VI, Section 2, U.S. Constitution