Blackburn Won’t Step Aside for Corker

If Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) thought floating the possibility of him seeking re-election would cause U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to pump the brakes, he was very wrong.

When asked if Corker changing his mind would change hers, Blackburn replied, “No. I have made my decision. I made my decision to get in the race and I am in the race to stay. We are running well, and I plan to win.”

This is great news.

Also, Corker’s fabricated media campaign to create the false impression that voters want him to run again isn’t fooling the White House. According to Jonathan Martin at the New York Times, President Trump “offered encouragement to Representative Marsha Blackburn” in a recent phone call.

And most importantly, Tennessee Republicans want Corker to retire by an overwhelming margin. Our poll showed that a whopping 64% of likely GOP primary voters want him to leave the Senate.

We are encouraged that Marsha Blackburn is not wavering in her commitment to this race. We’re confident she will defeat Bob Corker if he runs again and we’re confident that she gives Republicans the best chance of defeating Phil Bredesen (D-TN) in the general election.

But it won’t happen unless conservatives stand with her.


It’s very important for Representative Blackburn to show unquestionable strength while Senator Corker floats his trial balloon. He and his allies will be looking for ways to undermine Blackburn’s campaign to make it look like she’s a weak candidate.

Please help her continue to run strong by making a contribution to her conservative campaign today.

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