Rose ad hits back at ‘Swampy Bob Corlew’

Former Agriculture Commissioner John Rose’s congressional campaign is hitting back at Republican rival Bob Corlew, saying he was called a “dedicated Democrat” when he ran for judge and tried to give himself a 775% pay raise as a member of the Murfreesboro City Council in the 1980s.

“Swampy Bob Corlew cannot change Washington, he’s part of the problem,” the narrator says. “Part of the swamp.”

The pay raise allegation appears to stem from Corlew’s time as a councilman. The Murfreesboro City Council was paid $40 per month at the time, and some members wanted to increase that amount to $200. According to The Tennessean, Corlew upped that proposed amount to $350.

“In talking around, people are of the same opinion” that the mayor’s and council’s salaries were too low, Corlew was quoted as saying.

8 Responses to Rose ad hits back at ‘Swampy Bob Corlew’

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Ridiculous. Child like. Both of them. Matheny is the best and he’s running a campaign on proof and issues.

    • TNOperative says:

      Matheny is going to get smoked. He’s going to get ~10% and that’s the ceiling.

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        In which case we should have a conservative start warming up to challenge Rose, or even Corlew in 2020 if either compiles a record that’s much more liberal than the 78% lifetime Heritage score compiled by Diane. We conservatives must especially watch Rose very closely if he wins.

  • Arnold Tayes says:

    Retired Judge Bob Corker Corlew ran 6 TIMES before, but NEVER as a Republican.

    Let’s keep the judge retired. Vote for John Rose for Congress.

  • Donna Locke says:

    In these elections I always hope Americans won’t vote against their own best interests again, but I am never surprised when they do. The average voter in this state goes to the polls with very limited info, and many read no newspapers at all.

  • Pepe Silva says:

    Not a huge fan of this ad, but not nearly as obnoxious as Corlew’s ad depicting Rose as a child… Still will support John Rose! Corlew isnt even from this district, Rose was born and raised on a farm here.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Better to have an open and notorious centrist like Rose who can be relied on to go along with the Chamber of Commerce/Business Round Table paymasters of the Republican caucus in the House than take a chance on a guy who lives a few feet out of the district who just may better represent the conservative majority in the district. It’s cute to be a homer Pepe but sometime you can carry it a little too far unless you are a centrist too.

  • Bob Fischer says:

    Not one of you has discussed issues. I can only conclude that conservatives are what’s wrong with America today!

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