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.