Nashville lawyer/Iraq combat veteran seeks Democratic U.S. Senate nomination

News release from James Mackler campaign

NASHVILLE – James Mackler, decorated Iraq combat veteran that served in the 101st Airborne Division, today announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate. James will seek the Democratic nomination to run against two-term incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).

“I am running to restore respect, honesty, and, most importantly, integrity in Washington,” said James. “Our country has become so divided that our leaders refuse to work together to solve our most important problems. As a veteran, I know first-hand the strength of teamwork, cooperation, and the benefits of diversity to accomplish even the most difficult mission.

“True leadership comes from a sense of duty – an obligation to protect and work for the benefit of others. The best results are accomplished when we recognize the value in one another and the unique contribution of each person. True leaders hold themselves and others accountable. These are values that I learned serving my country and will continue to carry as Tennessee’s next U.S. Senator.”


When America was attacked on September 11, 2001, attorney James Mackler felt the need to do something. A successful attorney in private practice, he closed shop to enlist in the Army, spending three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division including a deployment in Iraq.

Upon his return from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he he prosecuted murderers and rapists. During his time in the Army, he earned his Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and an Air Medal for “bold and audacious piloting.”

James left the active duty in 2011 but continues to serve in the Tennessee Air National Guard. A graduate of Duke University, he earned a law degree from the University of Washington.

James, 44, resides in Nashville with his wife, Shana, and their two young children.i

Note: Corker, occasionally speculated as a candidate for governor in 2018, still is saying nothing about his reelection plans or lack thereof, observes Michael Collins: “There will be a time and a place for that” discussion. It’s fairly obvious he’s running for something, though, with a statewide campaign-style tour scheduled for next week while the Senate is out of session.

One Response to Nashville lawyer/Iraq combat veteran seeks Democratic U.S. Senate nomination

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    Bruce williams says:

    Bob is in trouble with republicans in Tn. His vote for his golfing buddy ( O. ) was the vote that gave us the
    Iran deal and the plane loads of cash that went to Iran . That Potus would listen
    To any thing bob has to say just shocks the hell out of me. Remember he forgot to pay
    Taxes on $20 mil that he made off a deal in the health care industry, sounds like Hillarys
    Investment with stock , doesn’t it ?
    This sounds like a democrat I could work and vote for .

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