It is time for one final review of Phil Bredesen’s Senate campaign resume, the Tennessee Republican Party says in a new video available here.
“Now in his final ad of the campaign, Phony Phil Bredesen shows he’s not Tennessee’s guy,” the Tennessee GOP said of the Democratic former governor. Bredesen is running against U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) for the Senate.
For those keeping track at home, here are Bredesen’s own words:
•Bredesen believes he has a foot planted in a “more sophisticated” world than most Tennesseans
•Bredesen has been a “happy Democrat” since college
•Bredesen supported Barack Obama then, and he supports him now
•Bredesen called Obama a “transformational” figure
•Bredesen believed Hillary Clinton had “everything going for her”
•Bredesen predicted Hillary Clinton would be president, giving $33,400 to her campaign to back it up
•Bredesen said “the great thing about being governor is taking taxes away from people”
•Bredesen admitted that being a senator was “not [his] future” and he “wouldn’t like being there” anyway
Bredesen told MSNBC it is “beyond belief” that anyone would see the migrant caravan as “some sort of threat.”
After the Bredesen team dispatched an emergency op-ed to The Tennessean – which tried to take back everything Bredesen said in one video – his team realized it wasn’t enough, and rolled out a new ad talking about how the man who called the border wall “political theater” and said the migrant caravan was “not a threat” was tough on the border, the Tennessee Republican Party said in a press release.
Just before that, Bredesen said the illegal criminal migrant army is “more of a Washington issue,” The Tennessee Star reported.
A list of the GOP’s previous videos on Bredesen is online here.
“Phil Bredesen’s resume shows he’ll be yet another loyal foot soldier in national Democrats’ agenda of obstruction,” said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden. “Phil’s been a loyal Democrat his entire political life and that won’t change in Washington. He’s clearly not Tennessee’s guy.”
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.