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Black TV ad: Boyd partnered with’anti-hunting extremist’ group

 

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Boyd’s first TV attack ad bashes ‘D.C. Diane’

The initial clip in the Randy Boyd campaign ad, entitled “D.C. Diane,” shows Black being interviewed along with other members of Congress by journalist Katie Couric during the 2016 campaign.

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TN Right to Life endorses Black for governor

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. — Today, Tennessee Right to Life announced its endorsement of Diane Black for Governor. Tennessee Right to Life’s endorsement is the most recent on a growing list of pro-life organizations backing Diane Black including Susan B. Anthony List and National Right to Life.

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Christian conservative group backs Black for governor

 

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. — Family Research Council Action PAC has endorsed Diane Black for Governor. In the endorsement letter, FRC Action PAC Executive Vice President, Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin praised Black for her leadership on Capitol Hill and the strength she has shown fighting for Tennessee families.

“For Rep. Black’s dedication to the values of faith, family, and freedom, as well as her many votes to protect these values, she’s been a repeated recipient of FRC Action’s ‘True Blue’ award,” Boykin said. “She has a reputation as a leader who doesn’t merely give lip service to her values, but acts on them. Her record of staunch conservatism and her continual commitment to people above policy will undoubtedly serve the people of Tennessee well.”

“The work FRC does to preserve family values is unmatched and our nation is a better place because of their efforts,” Black said. “There are many issues Tennessee’s next governor will have to address, but the most important is that of protecting our Tennessee values because when our values are lost, it’s nearly impossible to get them back. I am honored that FRC will support me as governor to fight for what’s right.”

Diane has proven herself to be a fighter for conservative legislation since first running for office. In Congress, she has sponsored FRC-backed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood as well as the Balanced Budget Amendment and the No Budget, No Pay Act

“She has set out to break the political mold by holding fast to truth that’s often sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. FRC Action is confident that Rep. Diane Black will continue to be a principled advocate for strong family values and personal prosperity, and we are pleased to offer our endorsement of her candidacy for governor of the state of Tennessee,” Boykin added.

Note: The Tennessee Christian conservative version of FRC, Family Action Council of Tennessee, doesn’t make endorsements. But the group does a “voter guide” and posts on its website FACT President David Fowler’s interviews with some candidates answering questions on same-sex marriage, abortion and other topics. Black, Boyd, Lee and Kay White did the interviews and answered the questions. Harwell sent a video instead, with FACT did not post. Democratic candidates Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh did not participate.

The candidate interview videos, with transcriptions of the questions and answers, are available HERE. Black’s version is HERE.

Black TV ad attacks Boyd and Lee as ‘moderates’

Diane Black has become the first gubernatorial candidate to air a TV attack ad. It targets two of her fellow Republicans, Randy Boyd and Bill Lee, calling both of them moderates and depicting Black as the only conservative in the GOP primary. Beth Harwell isn’t mentioned.

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Black forgoes free media in Chattanooga. UPDATE: She gets it anyway

A quick glance at this morning’s Chattanooga Times Free Press shows prominent play provided for a gubernatorial forum hosted by the paper on Monday night. Not benefiting from any of the free media: U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin), who has made a point of attending as few of these gubernatorial confabs as possible. 

The Black campaign has said since nearly the beginning of the race that the candidate isn’t interested in attending events in which she has to share the stage with Democrats. That’d be understandable if she was a constant target. But that’s not been the case so far.

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NRA endorses Diane Black for governor

Press release from NRA Political Victory Fund

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Rep. Diane Black for governor in the Tennessee Republican Primary Election. Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial candidate with an “A” rating and perfect record on Second Amendment issues.

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TDOT estimates Black’s highway improvement plan would cost billions of dollars

The Tennessee Department of Transportation estimates that one component of Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black’s plan to address infrastructure and traffic congestion in Tennessee could cost more than $2 billion, reports The Tennessean.

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In GOP debate, candidates for governor back Trump immigration policy, dispute Lee’s claim to be the ‘only outsider’

The leading Republican candidates for Tennessee governor tried not to second-guess President Donald Trump during a debate Wednesday night, including pledging support for his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, according to the Associated Press report.

At the debate, House Speaker Beth Harwell, ex-state economic development commissioner Randy Boyd and businessman Bill Lee blamed congressional inaction for the migrant family separations that have sparked recent public outrage. The statements likely took aim at U.S. Rep. Diane Black, who instead took a stance similar to Trump by blaming Democrats. She said Democrats are not supporting construction of a border wall.

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Diane Black walks railroad track, talks God and family in latest TV ad

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, Diane Black released her new TV ad, “Tracks,” which focuses on her parents, her upbringing and her faith in God.

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