On eve of Trump visit, state GOP blasts Dean for ‘out-of-state reinforcements’

On the heels of yesterday’s announcement that President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee next week to campaign and raise money for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, the state GOP has issued a release blasting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean for resorting to “out-of-state reinforcements” in the form of former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Among the things the state GOP takes issue with about McAuliffe for are that he:

  • Was the governor of the only southern state to vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump.
  • Presided over more the introduction of more expensive highway tolls and supported higher taxes in northern Virginia to help fund the Metro.
  • Said impeachment of the president “ought to” be looked at.

“While Karl Dean continues to align himself with national Democrats like Ashley Judd and now Gov. Terry McAuliffe who are determined to undermine the president’s agenda, Bill Lee is spending his time meeting with Tennesseans in every county talking about his vision for this state,” state Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said in a release.

Blackburn has had several out-0f-state Republicans rally to her cause beyond Trump. They include Vice President Mike Pence (twice) and Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Joni Ernst of Iowa.

Asked recently by The Associated Press whether he wanted national Democrats like former President Barack Obama to come campaign on his behalf, Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said simply, “No.”

14 Responses to On eve of Trump visit, state GOP blasts Dean for ‘out-of-state reinforcements’

  • James White says:

    Pot, meet Kettle. The TN Republican Party steering committee is part of the Deep State problem.

  • Susan E Gingrich says:

    I can bet neither Marsha Blackburn nor Bill Lee received a dime in donations funneled to them by individuals and organizations associated with and bankrolled by a billionaire, un-American, atheist, socialist, Nazi sympathizer like George Soros and from his cloned son. Plenty of room for improvement in the TN GOP but there is an enormous difference in the parties and candidates each run.

    • James White says:

      The only difference in the parties (and candidates) is the rate of growth of the Debt, the Regulations, the Laws, The Cost Size and Reach of the government.

      • Eddie White says:

        Wrong. For those of us who care about issues of life, religious liberty, traditional marriage, there are big differences in the candidates and the parties. That alone is a good reason to vote for Marsha Blackburn.

        • MarLE says:

          If you care about traditional marriage then I suppose you’d want to see married couples with children pay the same in taxes (on the same income) as unmarried couples. Republicans had a chance to make sure their was NO marriage penalty but sadly Marsha Blackburn just voted for a Tax Bill that treats unmarried lesbians, gays and heteros significantly better than their identical income married counterparts.

        • James White says:

          Well we have religious liberty, unfortunately EVEN with the Republicans in control we still have abortion and we do not have traditional marriage. Not much difference in the last 50 years..

          • MarLE says:

            And we have the tax code penalizing married couples with children relative to their non-married counterparts. How on earth does that happen under a Rep House, Senate and President! I guess when your focus is on wedding cake bakers you take you eye off of the Tax Code ball. I mean, who cares about tax fairness, right?

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Susan is on to something insofar as the Democratic Party also has far more ideological purity than the Republicans. Evidence of this is in the current average House/Senate Heritage Democratic score of 8%/7% compared to the Republican score of 65%/71%. Put another way the average Democrat in congress votes liberal over 90% of the time while the average Republican votes conservative a little over 65% of the time.

      Of course, this raises the question of why a self described “moderate” like Bredesen is a lifelong Democrat? Maybe his self-image is inaccurate, then again it could be that he is trying to fool the voters into thinking he is a moderate when in fact he is a liberal which is simply what almost all the Democratic candidates do when running in Republican states.

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    James is 100% correct here!

  • Silence Dogood says:

    So is Stuart. And when all else is considered, the most Conservative candidates are Blackburn and Lee. The primary was the election in Tennessee.

    • MarLE says:

      Then why is Trump spending tax dollars (and lots of them) to come to TN. Bill Lee doesn’t need Trump’s help. For only one of two you mentioned is this anything like the slam dunk you are suggesting. And if it is…..then why waste hard earned tax dollars?

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        I believe there is an arrangement whereby campaign organizations have to reimburse the government for a certain part of the cost of what is a campaign appearance by the President and other federal government officials. Since you love to concern yourself with minutia like this when what is at stake is control of the U. S. Senate and Trump’s ability to appoint conservatives judges to the federal courts and get his legislation through congress, why don’t you do some research on this reimbursement arrangement and report back to us.

        • MarLE says:

          It is not minutia that Cruz who was supposed to be a Senate shoe-in and Marsha who was likewise are needing excess attention and dollars that the Party and the President had not thought would be necessary.

  • June landrum says:

    Marsha hit it out of the ballpark tonite in a debate with Phil. Hope all of you had the opp to view. It was great. Please vote for Marsha!

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