Blackburn blessed by 56 of 74 Republican state representatives

Press release from Marsha Blackburn campaign

BRENTWOOD, TN – Today, 56 state Representatives announced their support of Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate. They join Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, a majority of Republican state Senators, and a growing list of Tennesseans in endorsing Blackburn for Senate.
“I am humbled to have the endorsements of these dedicated leaders,” said Marsha Blackburn. “These Representatives share my conservative vision of limited, effective government, and I appreciate their advice and support as we take our message to every corner of the state. I look forward to campaigning with them over the next several months and working with them in the U.S. Senate.”

Fifty-six state Representatives endorse Blackburn for Senate. The full list of these endorsements is below.

Rep. David Alexander (R – Winchester)
Rep. Harry Brooks (R – Knoxville) Education Administration and Planning Committee Chairman
Rep. Sheila Butt (R – Columbia)
Rep. David Byrd (R – Waynesboro)
Rep. Dale Carr (R – Sevierville)
Rep. Mike Carter (R – Ooltewah)
Rep. Glen Casada (R – Thompson’s Station) House Majority Leader
Rep. Jim Coley (R – Bartlett)
Rep. John Crawford (R – Kingsport) Majority Assistant Floor Leader
Rep. Michael G. Curcio (R – Dickson)
Rep. Martin Daniel (R – Knoxville)
Rep. Bill Dunn (R – Knoxville) Calendar and Rules Committee Chairman
Rep. Jeremy Faison (R – Cosby) Government Operations Committee Chairman
Rep. Andrew Farmer (R – Sevierville) Civil Justice Committee Chairman
Rep. John Forgety (R – Athens) Education Instruction and Programs Committee Chairman
Rep. Ron M. Gant (R – Rossville) Majority Assistant Floor Leader
Rep. Tilman Goins (R – Morristown)
Rep. Curtis Halford (R – Dyer) Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Chairman
Rep. Matthew Hill (R – Jonesborough)
Rep. Timothy Hill (R – Blountville)
Rep. John B. Holsclaw, Jr. (R – Elizabethton)
Rep. Andy H. Holt (R – Dresden)
Rep. Dan Howell (R – Georgetown)
Rep. Bud Hulsey (R – Kingsport)
Rep. Curtis G. Johnson (R – Clarksville) Speaker Pro Tempore
Rep. Roger Kane (R – Knoxville)
Rep. Kelly Keisling (R – Byrdstown)
Rep. Sabi ‘Doc’ Kumar (R – Springfield)
Rep. William Lamberth (R – Cottontown) Criminal Justice Committee Chairman
Rep. Mary Littleton (R – Dickson)
Rep. Ron Lollar (R – Bartlett)
Rep. Susan Lynn (R – Mount Juliet)
Rep. Pat Marsh (R – Shelbyville) Business and Utilities Committee Chairman
Rep. Jimmy Matlock (R – Lenoir City)
Rep. Steve McDaniel (R – Parkers Crossroads) Deputy Speaker, Rules Committee Chairman, Ethics Committee Chairman
Rep. Debra Moody (R – Covington)
Rep. Jerome Moon (R – Maryville)
Rep. Dennis Powers (R – Jacksboro)
Rep. Jay D. Reedy (R – Erin)
Rep. Courtney Rogers (R – Goodlettsville)
Rep. Tim Rudd (R – Murfreesboro)
Rep. Bill Sanderson (R – Kenton)
Rep. Charles Sargent (R – Franklin) Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Rep. Jerry Sexton (R – Bean Station) Majority Assistant Floor Leader
Rep. Paul Sherrell (R – Sparta)
Rep. Eddie Smith (R – Knoxville)
Rep. Mike Sparks (R – Smyrna)
Rep. Rick Tillis (R – Lewisburg)
Rep. James (Micah) Van Huss (R – Jonesborough) Majority Floor Leader
Rep. Kevin Vaughan (R – Collierville)
Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R – Lancaster)
Rep. Dawn White (R – Murfreesboro)
Rep. Mark White (R – Memphis)
Rep. Sam Whitson (R – Franklin)
Rep. Tim Wirgau (R – Buchanan) Local Government Committee Chairman
Rep. Jason Zachary (R – Knoxville)

8 Responses to Blackburn blessed by 56 of 74 Republican state representatives

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    James White says:

    You would think the Tennessee Legislature would endorse Someone that Supports and Defends the U.S. Constitution. That ain’t Marsha Blackburn though.

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    Steve L. says:

    Besides Marsha Blackburn who else loves this country enough to run for office to support and defend the U.S. Constitution?

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    Leslie Parsley says:

    Blind loyalty is not healthy.

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    Penny Tucker says:

    Never met a special interest group she didn’t like. Will someone tell me what she ever did for the citizens of Tennessee. Come on folks–WAKE UP–quit following the little group of animals that run after each other right off the cliff.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      The Club For Growth is nationally renown for monitoring the votes of members of Congress for votes in favor of economic policies that strengthen our nation’s economy and shrink the size of government by voting for such things as lower taxes and decreases in harmful regulations. Compiling such a voting record is exactly the opposite of being a tax and spend politician who “Never met a special interest group she didn’t like. . . .” The Club gives Marsha a Lifetime Score of 90%, while last year she had a 95% which made her #21 out of the 435 seat House.

      That’s what she has done for the citizens of Tennessee and that’s why she is ready to take her seat in the U.S. Senate. So glad you asked.

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        James White says:

        Stuart, Marsha votes for MORE Spending. She voted for: Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, and H J RES 59: Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. SHE is a SPEND Aholic.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Unfortunately James there is no candidate running for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee in 2018 promising to sit in the U. S. Senate and vote against financing each and every expansion of federal power since about 1905 or is it 1860. The race is between Marsha Blackburn, Republican and Phil Bredesen, Democrat. Given those are the choices, if you are an originalist/strict constructionist Marsha is clearly preferable so I will vote for her. You will. . . .?????

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