Super PAC’s television ad targets Black over immigration

A new TV ad run by an independent Super PAC is taking aim at Diane Black over immigration.

The ad is paid for by a group called Tennessee Jobs Now PAC, which had until now been running its ads attacking Black on talk radio stations. The PAC is mostly funded by millionaire businessman Joe Hollingsworth of Clinton, the father of Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, who won his election in Indiana in 2016 with the support of a PAC called Indiana Jobs Now.

The congressman’s father, Joe Hollingsworth of Clinton, Tenn., has given $8,000 to Boyd’s gubernatorial bid. The Boyd camp has said it has nothing to do with the ads. The elder Hollingsworth publicly contemplated a Democratic bid for governor of Tennessee in 1998, but ultimately bowed out.

Transcript of the TV ad. (Note: This replaces a previously posted transcript of a related radio ad):

“MS-13 gang member? Driver’s license. Terrorist? Driver’s license. Human trafficker? Driver’s license. In the legislature, Diane Black voted to give Tennessee driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Then in Washington, Black voted against funding president Trump’s border wall. Diane Black is making it easier for criminals, even terrorists, to come here illegally and stay. Dishonest Diane Black. Good for illegal immigrants, bad for Tennessee.”

The ad carries the disclaimer that it is: “Paid for by Tennessee Jobs Now PAC, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.”

Update/Note: An officer of the PAC tells The Tennessean via email that the PAC supports Boyd for governor, though it has not been working with his campaign.

8 Responses to Super PAC’s television ad targets Black over immigration

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    Leslie Parsley says:

    All he’s saying is that he thinks she’s not as mean as he thinks she should be.

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    Michael Lottman says:

    Another TN politician attacked for doing something right–or in the Marsha Blackburn/Phil Bredesen dist-up, for falsely accusing another politician of doing something right, which he should have done but didn’t. You know what they say: no good deed ever goes unpunished. Perhaps that’s the reason we see so few of them.

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    Sharon Blankenship says:

    Does this ad state the date she voted for the driver’s license for illegals? Was it State or Federal? What incidents prompted this need? Was it before or after voting with a photo id? Or granting entitlements? We are so far beyond these smear campaigns but our voters do not educate themselves and depend on TV ads to vote. The only way you will ever know who to vote for now is to hear them speak and ask questions.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      I can’t agree! This is the absolutely worst time to find out about candidates. They are all in the hands of highly paid election pros who script the candidates on the basis of polls to tell their targeted voters exactly what they want to hear.

      The best way to know who to vote for is to look at their record. Surely they are all old enough to have acquired a record. What offices have they held and how did they perform in those offices? What candidates or causes have they supported? No record in electoral office? Never showed the slightest interest in politics before attempting to buy themselves an office in this election? Sorry, NO RECORD, NO VOTE!!!!

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      T West says:

      Originally Diana and the other voted for a bill that law enforcement asked for. It was an effort to be able to identify illegals that drove because they had so many accidents and no way to prosecute. This was pre 9-11. After the unintended consequences became apparent- Diane led the fight to repeal the law- and did.

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    Mike S. says:

    It is ironic that Diane Black is whining about ads concerning her voting record that do not portray her in the light in which she desires. The fact is Diane Black has used her millions to lie, distort and malign her political opponents. She has never been concerned about the truth before. Hell she even lied about being kidnapped by three black men. Let the record show that Diane Black did indeed vote to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

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