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Tennessee (GOP Club)

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  • Campaign’s final week could include President Trump visit (West Virginia)

    10/27/2018 4:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. Morrisey, who has trailed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in most of the major polls, predicted during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” earlier this week that Trump would return. Trump visited Wheeling Sept. 29. “A vote for Patrick...
  • Bredesen Jabs at Blackburn, Unnerves Some With Trump Talk (Democrats now lining up behind Trump)

    09/13/2018 8:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee. He also unnerved some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help Tennessee. Bredesen, a Democrat, answered questions at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the session scheduled on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, who has represented a Middle Tennessee district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002....
  • Corker on Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un: 'Really?'

    07/25/2018 3:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 25, 2018 | Stephanie Murray
    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump’s repeated praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “talented” leader with a “great personality.” “One in 10 North Koreans are living in slavery today,” Corker said during a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “One in five children are stunted due to malnutrition. In the face of these realities, the president has called him very talented, and that he loves his people.” “Really?” the Tennessee Republican added. Corker, who is often critical of the president and is retiring at the end of this Congress, described Kim as...
  • Trump's Nashville visit continues to reverberate in U.S. Senate race

    06/02/2018 9:48:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | June 3, 2018 | Staff and wire reports
    Reverberations continue to sound in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race following President Donald Trump's trip last week to Nashville, where the president first attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn and then derided Democrat Phil Bredesen at a campaign-style rally downtown. During his speech, the president attacked Bredesen repeatedly, among other things calling the former Tennessee governor a "very liberal Democrat — I've never heard of this guy — who is he?" Trump then called him an "absolute total tool" of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., adding he specifically was recruited by Schumer with the approval of House...
  • WATCH: President Trump supporters line up ahead of Nashville rally

    05/29/2018 10:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WZTV-TV ^ | May 29, 2018 | Kaylin Jorge
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The line outside Municipal Auditorium continues to grow as supporter await President Trump's arrival. There are also concerns with weather as heavy rain is expected Tuesday afternoon and evening from remnants of Alberto. Trump is making his way to Music City to help raise campaign fund for Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the party's leading U.S. Senate hopeful in Tennessee, and headline a rally with his most loyal supporters. Doors for the event open at 4 p.m. Road closures will be in place from 9 a.m. and lasting throughout the day. ___________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: Some supporters who arrived...
  • Report: Trump To Hold Nashville Rally For Blackburn

    05/19/2018 4:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | May 18, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Donald Trump is holding a rally in Nashville for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, according to a report. Trump is scheduled to be in Music City on May 29 for a Blackburn campaign event sponsored by the Blackburn Victory Fund. Ticket prices range from $44,300 to $2,700....
  • GOP Sen. Bob Corker: If things work out with North Korea, Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

    05/02/2018 1:38:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 2, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    North Korea's claimed willingness to give up its nuclear ambitions is a "great opportunity" to defuse a major threat in the world, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker told CNBC on Wednesday. But the U.S. needs to be skeptical, he added. President Donald Trump and members of his administration did a great job of "bringing people together," including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to put pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Corker said on "Squawk Box." The retiring Tennessee Republican, who has had an on-again-off-again relationship with the president, said Trump would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize "if...
  • HASLAM CONSIDERING RUN FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT

    09/28/2017 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 23 replies
    If Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam enters the race he would immediately become a leading contender for the seat Corker has held since 2006 Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he is considering a U.S. Senate run, leaving the door open for the Knoxville Republican to take the post Bob Corker is vacating. Haslam made the comment after an event Thursday morning. "It merits spending some time thinking about it and praying about it," Haslam told reporters. The governor said he's talked to Corker about the idea in recent days, adding that he had fully expected the U.S. senator to run for...
  • GOP Attorney General Who Once Urged Trump to Kill DACA: Please Don’t Kill DACA!

    09/02/2017 3:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    In June, Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III signed a letter demanding that President Donald Trump end DACA, a program that allows undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children to live and work here legally. Nine other Republican attorneys general, as well as one GOP governor, joined the ultimatum, which informed Trump that if he did not kill DACA by Sept. 5, the coalition would sue to block it in court. Trump says he will announce his decision on Tuesday. On Friday, however, Slatery publicly withdrew his demand and instead urged Trump to keep DACA—and to...
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Trump Coming Over Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | August 17, 2017 | Staff
    Articles Of Impeachment Brought For Third Time Against Republican Donald Trump Polls have now shown a majority of Americans thought the response to the Charlottesville domestic terror attack by Republican Donald Trump was incredibly weak. Despite that reality, Trump has now tripled down on his affinity for the traitorous past of the Confederacy with another early morning Tweet storm in support of the statues representing that ugly history. Now, it appears one Democrat has had enough of the dog whistles and will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump over his continued olive branches to white supremacists. Democrat Steve Cohen of...
  • GOP senator says Trump needs to start thinking about the nation

    08/17/2017 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, also said Trump “recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.” During comments to local reporters after a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker called for “radical changes” in how the Trump White House operates. His remarks, which were posted on Facebook, came two days after Trump declared at a New York...
  • This Woman Shows Just How Loyal Trump's Supporters Really Are

    07/14/2017 5:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Deaton
    Several reporters were piqued Thursday evening by a county-level Republican official's one-liner cited in the Tennessean (emphasis mine): [Pearson is] more ashamed of the way Democrats, the media and opponents have attacked her president, and she is disappointed in congressional Republicans for not doing more to help Trump. She applauded Donald Trump Jr. for releasing his emails about a meeting with a Russian attorney in the midst of the campaign against Clinton. There’s very little that would change her mind about Trump. “I don’t know what he would have to do … I guess maybe kill someone. Just in cold...
  • Months After Win, Trump Rips Clinton, Crowd Chants, ‘Lock Her Up!’

    03/15/2017 11:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ali Vitali
    Nashville, Tenn. — President Donald Trump railed against a judge's order blocking his immigration restrictions on Wednesday, saying the ruling made America "look weak" — and drew chants from supporters of "lock her up!" when he attacked his former rival. The second version of Trump's travel ban, which would temporarily halts immigration from six primarily Muslim nations, was set to go into effect Thursday until it was stopped by a federal judge in Hawaii. The first executive order shortly after Trump took office was replaced by what the president, during his campaign-style rally in Nashville, called a "watered down" version....
  • John Lewis 'a saint,' Andrew Young tells Trump in surprise phone call

    01/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Tennessean | January 16, 2017 | Jason Gonzales
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2017/01/16/john-lewis-saint-andrew-young-tells-trump-surprise-phone-call/96509990/
  • Trump Rally Is Saturday (Tennessee)

    09/30/2016 1:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | September 30, 2016
    The Bradley County Republican Women and the West Polk Republican Women will host a Trump Rally on Saturday at the Bradley County Courthouse at 1 p.m . U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais will be representing the Trump Campaign, along with U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. Many other state and local officials will be speaking. For more information, call Lita Esquinance 715-0601 or Jane Rumbaugh 715-6119, or in Polk County, call Mary Woody 716-2778.
  • GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)

    06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | June 13, 2016 | Laura Bassett, senior politics reporter
    One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles — the same kind of weapon used in the massacre — as a “door prize” at an upcoming political fundraiser. Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at “Hogfest,” a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon,...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • Joe Carr Challenges GOP Rep. Diane Black in Tennessee Primary

    04/15/2016 1:59:47 PM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2016
    Former State Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent Tennessee Sixth Congressional District Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) 67% in the Republican primary. The vote will be in August. Carr, who narrowly lost to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 19% in the 2014 Republican U.S. Senate primary in the Volunteer State, says Black is not a conservative. The winner of that primary is expected to easily win the Congressional seat in the heavily Republican district in November’s general election. “Millions of Republicans across the country have voted overwhelmingly to reject the business as usual ‘insider games’ in Washington. We have elected Republican majorities...
  • Tennessee Republicans distrust party direction

    04/15/2016 4:50:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Columbis Daily Herald ^ | April 14, 2016 | SAVANNA WALKER
    Local politicians and activists are apprehensive about the upcoming Republican convention in July. “The fight I hope to lead once we get to Cleveland is that the rules that we started with are the rules that we end with,” former State Rep. Joe Carr, a delegate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, said. Carr was a Newt Gingrich delegate in 2012, when the RNC changed the requirements for winning the nomination. Prior to 2012, a nominee was required to have won a majority of delegates from at least five states to be on the ballot at the convention. Then, the GOP...
  • Senator Lamar Alexander Endorses Marco Rubio

    02/28/2016 5:48:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2016 | Alex Jaffe
    Marco Rubio is adding another name to his growing list of Senate endorsements with the backing of Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander. Alexander said Rubio would be a "strong and effective president" and touted the Florida senator as "the conservative candidate who can inspire us, win the election and lead our country." "The stakes are high. If our nominee does not win, Hillary Clinton's justices will control the Supreme Court for 30 years and we'll be stuck with Obamacare forever," Alexander said. Alexander said he had "watched Marco up close" in the Senate and touted his work on a handful of...