Hill launches first TV ad of congressional bid

State Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) has launched his first TV ad of his bid for the Republican nomination to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Phil Roe.

According to Hill’s campaign, the ad “touts Hill’s record of being a Christian conservative fighter with a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Trump record, and highlights the fact that Hill was personally invited to the White House by President Trump earlier this year due to his strong support for the Trump agenda.

Sixteen candidates are seeking the GOP nomination in the heavily Republican district. Other candidates include former Kingsport Mayor John Clark, state Sen. Rusty Crowe of Johnson City, former Johnson City Mayor Steve Darden, Kingsport pharmacist Diana Harshbarger, and state Rep. David Hawk of Greeneville.

Harshbarger has been running ads through her self-funded campaign and Clark recently got on the airwaves as well.

20 Responses to Hill launches first TV ad of congressional bid

  • steve cates says:

    Talk about pandering@!!! This ad would be one for any instructor dealing with political ads/campaigns!!

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      See Steve, this is an R-28 district and this race is for the REPUBLICAN Primary the winning of which is tantamount to election to Congress. Thus, what you want to do is run adds that are designed to appeal to REPUBLICANS so you get their votes. That’s what candidates do because they want to win which after all is why they are running in the first place. After you gain a little more experience following politics you will recognize adds like this as just a normal part of the democratic process rather than “pandering.”

    • Elmer Gantry says:

      Jesus commanded his followers not to pray in public like the “hypocrites” – and praying in owe’s political campaign advertisements “because that they would be seen of men” is praying in public:

      Matthew 6:5-6
      1599 Geneva Bible

      5 [a]And when thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the Synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, because they would be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

      6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber: and when thou hast shut thy door, pray unto thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

      Matthew 6:5-6 1599 Geneva Bible Footnotes: He [the Lord of the Christian bible] reprehendeth two foul faults in prayer, ambition, and vain babbling.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    OK, fellow conservatives, this is THE most important race for us in August’s Republican Primary. Timothy Hill (ACU-88%) wins and replaces retiring Phil Roe (Heritage-70%) and the rightward march of Tennessee’s Republican delegation in Washington continues.

    Timothy has a solid conservative voting record in his seven years in the State House whereas I am sure Harshbarger fills a prescriptions really well and John Clark was pretty adept at locating traffic lights in Kingsport. That’s “Hill for Congress,” PO Box 3071, Blountville, Tennessee 37617.

  • Norma Shirk says:

    So, in other words, this candidate is everything America isn’t and that America is becoming. How does that help TN or the country?

  • James White says:

    Too bad Hill voted For An Article V Constitutional Convention. No to Hill.

  • Eddie White says:

    The most important thing for 1st district Republicans is to elect a candidate who will support President Trump’s agenda. We don’t need another Massie from Kentucky whose Libertarian views hurt the party and president. Hill seems like a good conservative candidate.

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    of course he has to be pointing an assault rifle right at us warmongers

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      See what a political genius Timothy is? He pointed the gun at the viewer in the hope that when Second Amendment enthusiasts view the ad they would do so with some leftist who would clutch her pearls and shout “HE’S POINTING AN ASSAULT RIFLE RIGHT AT US. . .WARMONGER”! and thus endear himself to them right through election day in August.

  • Jason Wallflower says:

    Michael Lotfi’s ads look just as bad as you’d expect.

  • Agreed. The Iranian national is being used to get like minded people elected Lofti is the one who demeaned women in one campaign and partnered with coke heads and bathroom minutemen to run the TN House That’s pretty damning

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  • LeeAnn C. says:

    I hope people in the district do their homework. The “Heartbeat Bill” that Rep. Hill signed went absolutely NOWHERE because it was a crummy bill (poorly structured and indefensible in court challenges). The Senate tried to fix it and it spiraled into a pile of nothing. Good intentions only go so far. All pro-life Republicans want to see abortions end, but you’ve got to be very smart in pursuing the cause. The other problem I have with the Hill brothers (Matthew and Tim) is their chummy relationship with Glen Casada, an embarrassment for the Republican party. Character shows in what you do and with whom you align yourself. Anyone that hitched their wagon to Casada is now suspect with me as being an unethical political climber.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      The House Freedom Caucus has endorsed Timothy Hill (ACU-88%) and look forward to his joining Jim Jordan, Mark Green, Scott DesJarlais etc. as a member upon his election after doing their do diligence regarding this race. My due diligence was nowhere near as extensive or thorough but I have reached a similar conclusion. Rick Santorum has endorsed Timothy as well. You disagree because of an unartfully drafted bill and guilt by association with Glen Casada. My only hope is that we don’t get a sequel to the forgettable Phil Roe (Heritage-70%) because of an unartfully drafted bill and guilt by association.

  • DJ says:

    Republicans have held this position since 81, dear God how about a change, like someone that will actually do something for the middle and poor, other than lip service! Never in my life have I seen such profound sycophancy!

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      DJ, so long as you don’t hold your breath waiting for the government to do something more than it’s already doing for “the middle and poor” or the First to vote in a Democrat we’ll all be good. With the Chinese flu going around we already have too many people in need of hospitalization or dying to have you add to society’s burdens by purposelessly holding your breath for too long.

  • Elmer Gantry says:

    Given that the world is plunged into this coronavirus pandemic, I am wondering when news reporters are going to start asking both the publicity-seeking pastors and the publicly-praying politicians to exactly when they are planning to start visiting hospital ICU wards across this state, and other states, and begin ‘laying hands’ of COVID-19 victims.

    Jesus stated in the New Testament (Mark 16:17-18) that these actions are “signs” of his true believers:

    “And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall…they shall take up serpents…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

    I suspect that every member of the TNGOP caucus in the Tennessee General Assembly will be making post-COVID-19 pandemic claims of laying hands on coronavirus victims – Tennessee news reporters should head them off.

    Did you notice that how after the Republicans captured political control of the Tennessee General Assembly that they were never in any big hurry to promote religious freedom by amending the Tennessee Code as to allow church religious leaders, congregants, and visitors on church grounds to handle poisonous snakes as part of their religious services demonstrating the Jesus-stated signs of his true believers?

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