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  • Trump backs Blackburn in Tennessee Senate race, vows to campaign with her

    04/20/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the race for the U.S. Senate and vowed to campaign alongside her. “.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!” Trump tweeted Thursday. Blackburn is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a critic of Trump who is retiring at the end of his term, against former Democratic Gov. Phil...
  • Republicans might need to start panicking about a key Senate seat in a deep-red state

    04/05/2018 8:57:01 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 60 replies
    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, is leading Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn by double digits going into the Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll, conducted by Middle Tennessee State University, shows 45% of registered voters favor Bredesen, while just 35% would back Blackburn. In addition, 17% are undecided. For registered independents, preference for Bredesen over Blackburn increases to 12 points. A fifth of Republican respondents would cross the aisle and vote for Bredesen, compared to just five percent of Democrats who would do so for Blackburn. Blackburn's poor performance...
  • POLL: Marsha Blackburn Leads Bob Corker by More than 2-to-1 Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters

    02/17/2018 6:45:58 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/18 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Committee to Defend the President released a poll late Friday that shows Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) trounces Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in the Tennessee Republican U.S. Senate primary by more than 2-to-1, 55 percent to 26 percent. Corker announced on September 26 that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, but he has floated several trial balloons over the past several days that he is having second thoughts about that decision. The poll was released at almost the same time that former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN-08) announced that he was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker...

    02/21/2018 4:56:14 AM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: Another Poll Shows Marsha Blackburn with Big Lead Over Bob Corker Among Tennessee GOP Primary Voters Another recent poll obtained by Breitbart News shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) has a big lead over Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) among Tennessee Republican primary voters. The poll, conducted by Ragnar Research Associates for American Future Fund Political Action, shows Blackburn has a commanding 19 point lead, 48 percent to 29 percent, over Corker in a potential head-to-head matchup for the August 2018 GOP U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee. The poll was conducted between February 14 and February 19 of...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory." At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation. But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated...
  • Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video for ‘Inflammatory’ Pro-Life Message

    10/09/2017 6:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/17 | Alex Griswold
    Twitter has blocked Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (Tenn.) Senate campaign announcement ad, ruling that a pro-life statement was "inflammatory."At one point in the video, Blackburn, who announced last week that she is running for the Senate in Tennessee, heralded how she "stopped the sale of baby body parts," a reference to her investigation into Planned Parenthood's reported practice of "donating" body parts in return for monetary compensation.But a Twitter representative told the Blackburn campaign that Twitter blocked the ad from being promoted, calling it "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction," the Associated Press reported Monday. Twitter said...
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Will Not Run for Bob Corker’s Senate Seat

    10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that he will not run for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 election. “Gov Bill Haslam will not run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker, leaving U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as the likely frontrunner, if she chooses to run,” The Tennessean reported on Thursday morning: The governor, who is term-limited, made the announcement Thursday in a news release. “While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I...
  • Blackburn says she's interested in Corker's seat

    09/26/2017 2:10:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/26/17 | Scott Wong
    Minutes after learning that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) won’t seek reelection, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told The Hill on Tuesday she’s considering running for his Senate seat in 2018. “Yes,” Blackburn said when asked if she's taking a look at the Senate race. Blackburn said colleagues told her about Corker's retirement during votes on the House floor. The Senate Foreign Relations chairman did not give his delegation any advanced notice of his decision, lawmakers said.
  • Marsha Blackburn: Senate needs to ‘show some spine’ on health insurance bill

    07/31/2017 5:13:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Sally Persons
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Monday that the Senate needs to “show some spine” and help fix the heath insurance problem. “President Trump, I believe, is looking to solve the problem. The problem is we’ve got the Senate who cannot seem to — you know they like to work in gangs. We’ve had the gang of seven or eight. I want the gang of 51. I want the Senate to show spine and fix this problem,” Ms. Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, said on CNN. Mr. Trumptweeted over the weekend to slam the “bailouts” for members of Congress buying insurance on the Obamacare...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2016

    09/25/2016 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 126 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Joe Benenson, chief strategist for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. THIS WEEK (ABC): Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson;...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation ‘Lawless’

    07/12/2016 5:59:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | uly 11, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    A new congressional letter circulating among lawmakers charges the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a “lawless, ‘Pay-to-Play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years.” The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is authored by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who plans to send it to FBI Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The letter calls upon the three agencies to launch a “public corruption” investigation into the ties between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton’s policies as secretary of state. The...
  • Hillary Clinton-Untrustworthy And Ineffective

    06/03/2016 3:20:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Rep.Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    Constituents in my congressional district routinely ask me about the chances of Hillary Clinton being elected President. Hard-working Tennesseans are gravely concerned about what another four years of Obama-like policies will do to our country. They know America is headed in the wrong direction. However, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton will not be elected because she is untrustworthy and ineffective.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • UK Labour councillor: 'Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity'

    05/02/2016 9:32:43 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/2016 | David Rosenberg
    Ex-mayor and Labour councillor calls to deport Israelis to US, claims Israel behind US school shooting and ISIS terror attacks. Yet another member of the UK Labour Party has stirred up controversy with a series of virulently anti-Israel comments accusing the Jewish state of a litany of atrocities and calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel. After a week in which both former London mayor and Labour activist Ken Livingstone and Labour MP Naz Shah were suspended for anti-Semitic comments, the former mayor of Blackburn has come under fire for social media comments posted less than a year...
  • Third man charged in Amanda Blackburn's murder appears in court

    01/15/2016 1:17:45 PM PST · by digger48 · 6 replies
    wthr ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Channel 13 staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - Prosecutors say a third suspect should be charged with killing a pastor's pregnant wife even if he didn't pull the trigger. Diano Gordon appeared in court Friday morning, one day after prosecutors filed murder charges against him. Police believe Gordon was a lookout while two others went inside to rob the home of Davey and Amanda Blackburn. Larry Taylor Jr. and Jalen Watson already face charges of murder and robbery in the Blackburn case. Gordon faces two counts of murder, along with burglary, robbery and theft. The three men are accused of breaking into the Blackburn home on...
  • Amanda Blackburn suspects charged in Nov. 3 burglary, sexual assault

    12/18/2015 7:27:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ABC 6 (WRTV Indiana) ^ | December 18, 2015 | Matt McKinney, Chance Walser
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The two main suspects in the Amanda Blackburn case are facing more charges. Marion County Prosecutor announced Friday that they will be charged in a Nov. 3 burglary and sexual assault of a woman in a west side apartment.
  • Establishment Stalling Speaker Election Until They Are Guaranteed To Win

    10/16/2015 8:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10/16/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Imagine for a moment that come November of 2016 just as the presidential election was about to take place Hillary Clinton dropped out of the race as the Democratic nominee and President Barack Obama postponed the election indefinitely. ThereÂ’d be insurrection in the streets. Yet that is exactly what Speaker Boehner and the cabal that currently runs the House Republican Conference did when Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the Speaker race last week. And this effort to fix the election for Speaker is being actively abetted by the establishment media, who act like they donÂ’t care or see...
  • 'Speaker Marsha Blackburn' Probably the Way to Go...

    10/13/2015 3:15:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 50 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    With unacceptable candidates Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan now smushed-up in our wheelwell, America's resurgent right rolls-on, retaining effective veto power over the Republican Party's choice of new leader in the US House as we all now contemplate wiser, far more palatable candidates. Darrell Issa always gave me high hopes with all his investigations- inquiries which never seem to result in nailing the bad guys to the wall. Isn't that a microcosm of today's weak-kneed Gee-Oh-Pee establishment? Lot of noise, but no effective challenge whatsoever? Alas, we need a dragon-slayer in the Speaker's seat, and Rep. Issa seems to lack the charisma and ability to punch-it-into-the-enzone...
  • ACU: Marsha Blackburn Has Highest Score on Conservative Member Scorecard for Speaker of the House

    10/11/2015 7:41:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) would make a great conservative Speaker of the House, suggests the American Conservative Union’s member scorecard. The American Conservative Union’s (ACU) Executive Director Daniel Schneider joined guest host Matthew Boyle on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM, expressing that, out of the names that have been thrown out there for Speaker of the House, he thinks Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has the highest score by the ACU. “We’ve been doing these ratings of Congress for 45 years,” Schneider explained. “During Pelosi years, every Republican looked pretty conservative.”