Retiring Corker subject of billboard campaign in Nashville

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Chattanooga) may be hanging ’em up this year, but that’s not stopping a group called Not One Penny from taking out a billboard near the state Capitol in Nashville to attack him over his vote on President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul.

The Not One Penny campaign is part of the Tax March organization that describes itself as “everyday Americans who are tired of systems that are rigged in favor of the super-rich.” The billboard says that Corker’s vote for the tax bill led enriched the senator personally.

Liberal groups quickly dubbed provisions of the tax overhaul as the “Corker Kickback” that they said swayed the senator to switching his vote from no to yes. Corker has strenuously denied those claims.

Corker himself seemed to be having second thoughts about the vote on the tax bill last week after the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the measure will add $1.9 trillion to national deficits over the next decade.

“If it ends up costing what has been laid out here, it could well be one of the worst votes I’ve made,” he said.

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