U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn has received a high-octane endorsement.
Blackburn’s Senate campaign launched a new television ad Monday featuring NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip. The ad will air in media markets across the state and on digital platforms statewide.
The video is available to watch here.
Speaking about the ad, U.S. Representative Blackburn (R-TN-07) said, “Darrell and Stevie Waltrip and their family are treasured friends of our family. D.W. wants his next Senator to represent our shared conservative values in the Senate, and I’m the only one Tennesseans can count on to do that. I’m grateful for his support as we head into the final laps of the campaign.”
Here is the transcript:
Waltrip: “I’m Darrell Waltrip. I made a career out of going fast and turning left. That works on the track, but not so good in Washington. Phil Bredesen will go along to get along with Washington liberals on taxes, immigration, and Obamacare. That’s why we need Marsha Blackburn at the wheel.”
Blackburn: “Are you going to keep talking or are we going to roll?”
Waltrip: “Boogity, boogity, boogity – let’s win this race!”
Blackburn: “I’m Marsha Blackburn, and I approve this message.”
Voiceover: “Marsha Blackburn for Tennessee.”
Waltrip is not Blackburn’s only notable endorsement.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) last week endorsed Blackburn. NFIB’s Political Director Sharon Sussin said, “Congressman Blackburn’s voting record speaks volumes of her support of small businesses in Tennessee and across the country.”
Former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich endorsed Blackburn, calling her “the only conservative in the race.”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, “This election is a historic opportunity for Tennesseans to elect their first female Senator. More importantly, it is an opportunity to help shape Tennessee’s future. Marsha represents the natural choice this November and I am proud to support her candidacy.”
Financial advice guru Dave Ramsey has also endorsed Blackburn.
The Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsement of Blackburn this month.
Former Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn, a Republican, endorsed Blackburn in September.
And, President Donald Trump in April endorsed Blackburn in her bid to replace retiring junior Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.