U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will campaign in Nashville Sunday for U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) in her Senate bid.
Graham will appear at CabaRay Showroom from 2:30-4 p.m., according to Facebook and Twitter posts. Doors open at 2. A different venue had initially been announced.
We have a venue change for Sunday. Time and guests remain the same, but our GOTV rally will now be at the CabaRay Showroom, 5724 River Road, Nashville, TN pic.twitter.com/N8nQnkkPk0
— TNGOP (@TNGOP) October 24, 2018
“If you live in Tennessee — or have friends and family living there — please encourage them to support for Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate.
I will be attending a Rally in Nashville on Sunday for Marsha and our Tennessee Republican team,” he said on Facebook.
CabaRay is a venue that is owned by legendary comedic entertainer Ray Stevens.
The stop is part of Graham’s 2018 midterm campaign tour.The Republican National Committee has said Graham is also stopping in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and South Carolina. Graham isn’t up for re-election until 2020.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said earlier this month, “President Trump has enlisted Senator Graham, a key ally in confirming Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to go on the road for Republican candidates. Voters are fired up about the disgraceful confirmation process and the Democrats’ disturbing mob attacks. Senator Graham will rally Americans across the country to take that energy to the polls and reject the Schumer Sham and liberal mob.”
Blackburn is running against Democratic former Governor Phil Bredesen.
Campaign workers at Democrat Phil Bredesen’s campaign offices in Nashville earlier this month were caught on undercover video saying he lied about supporting Brett Kavanaugh. Bredesen had withheld comment for months on Kavanaugh until the 11th hour, when he gave a tepid endorsement.
“It’s a political move,” Bredesen campaign field organizer Maria Amalla said of Bredesen’s announcement in the video released by Project Veritas Action.
Mark Brown, a Tennessee Democratic spokesman for Bredesen’s campaign, was then caught lying by Fox 17 News when he said the staff were volunteers and interns.
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