Corker, Alexander attend Blackburn fundraiser in D.C.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker tours Mars Petcare on Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo credit: Corker Senate office.)

Republican Tennessee Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander attended a fundraiser for Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign in Washington, according to a Victor Ashe column in the Knoxville Shopper.

Corker’s attendance is notable because of his tepid support for Blackburn to date. He has said he will not campaign against Democrat Phil Bredesen, who he has described as “someone I’ve been friends with and worked with.”

Blackburn’s Knox County headquarters will be located on Western Avenue, Ashe wrote.

14 Responses to Corker, Alexander attend Blackburn fundraiser in D.C.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    You mean party unity occurs when centrists/tepid conservatives support solid conservative candidates too rather than just the other way around? So good to know! Now all we have to do is keep a list of “Republicans” who sign a political suicide note by being listed on Bredesen’s campaign disclosure forms as contributors to the Bredesen campaign.

  • James White says:

    Marsha Blackburn is Deep State Neocon. She votes the way the party bosses tell her.

  • Timothy Skow says:

    Mr. White…. YOU are funny!! [or should we say …” Silly ” ]

    Mr. White … Lets recall that Marsha was the 1ST in TN to come out openly for Mr. Trump. Marsha met Mr. Trump at the Nashville Airport and introduced him during his August 2015 and Sept. 2015 visits to TN.

    Mr. White … like with ANY one who has been in public life for 15+ years, there will be votes to debate, but trying to tag Marsha as a ”Deep State Neocon” …. is simply SILLY.

  • James White says:

    Mr. Skow, just click on my name above and see her NeoCon Deep State votes.
    hy does Marsha, (Co-Sponsor of SOPA, CISPA), Want Congress to Regulate the Internet? Why not just say NO FEDERAL branch (the FCC and congress and the federal courts included) has any authority to decide or rule on any aspect concerning the Internet?

    BUT Marsha Blackburn did Vote FOR: Patriot Act Reauthorization, Electronic Surveillance, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension; and only NOW she is worried about free speech, privacy, and government take over of the internet?

    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension., Supplemental Appropriations, Patriot Act Extension, Debt Deal, South Korea Trade Agreement, Omnibus Appropriations, Line-item Veto, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)..

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan, Libya Troop Withdrawal, Libya. stopping Indefinite Detention

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    Thank you for setting the record straight, Mr. White. Now, if only conservatives will read it and understand it.

  • Sharon says:

    It’s Washington DC for crying out loud. You can vote for something one day that seems like a good thing and the next thing you you know, it’s not good. You try to fix it. Laws beget more laws. It’s a vicious cycle and no one gets it truly right anymore. I spoke personally with Marsha on the opioid crisis and I truly believe both she and Diane Black try to do the right thing. You are not going to win and have a chance to even try to do what’s right without big money. That’s the bullet they bite to do anything right for the people. It’s pick your poison. I’m voting for both. Corker dropped off my radar long ago. Ego, money or both- lost my trust.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Folks, debating with James leads nowhere. He will complain about officeholders because of every vote designed to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies of this country , in this state usually Republicans, and favor non-officeholders without the slightest indication whether they would vote differently or he will support candidates whose percentage of the vote can only be calculated using a very large calculator.

    It’s always fun to have a fanatical civil libertarian around, much preferable to having a fanatical leftist, but I don’t think those of us who are seriously interested in making the Republican Party a genuinely conservative party should waste too much time on anyone like James who chooses to make himself a non-factor in the election three days away, or any election in the foreseeable future for that matter.

    • James White says:

      Well Stuart may not value his liberty, but I do. He has compromised it away. I will not. And Oh, I am not a libertarian.

    • James White says:

      Everyone can see in the above list, items that Marsh voted For or Against. She took an oath to support the constitution.
      So Stuart, What about the Constitution?

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        James you are fighting lonely battles on terrain where you are virtually alone when the front has passed you by and is hundreds of miles away. There is simply nothing to gained by your efforts except a certain self-satisfaction I suppose. Our interpretation of the constitution fell out of favor sometime during the 1930’s if not before and its simply daydreaming to think we are going to abruptly bring it back again.

        It is much preferable to meet the left where the battle rages. Marsha Blackburn vs. Phil Bredesen, that’s where the battle rages and that’s where conservatives best be engaged. Surely you see the most dynamic elements of the Democratic Party that the election of Bredesen will empower now openly advocating democratic socialism. That’s where the front is located. If we can begin winning these battles on a consistent basis eventually we can push the front back to where you and I would like it to be. It will take time, and it may not happen, but it’s the only way.

        • James White says:

          Support the constitution, not politicans.

          • Donna Locke says:

            It’s good to have people holding the line, because otherwise the line is erased and forgotten and given up to a false “inevitability.” Without that clear line and the memory of its importance, we lose our reference points and thus our judgment.

            I have to work with what we have, but I hold some lines in my own way and have parted ways with some allies because of it.

            I learned early on that we get nowhere in politics without coalitions. I am allied with people I have little in common with sometimes except certain common priorities.

            Regardless, we need people holding the line and holding politicians accountable. I thank you for doing that, Mickey.

  • William Upton says:

    Marsha really ought to be more careful about who she lets into these things. She shouldn’t get associated with Corker and Alexander!

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      William, with who knows how many centrist Republicans going to peal off and support Bredesen, she is in no position to be handing out litmus paper to those willing to support her to be U. S. Senator. With the House up for grabs we simply have to everything we can to keep control of the U.S. Senate starting with this seat in Tennessee.

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