If you asked me to characterize Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), I would say that he is a McConnellite Republican, meaning that he is more interested in maintaining the stagnant stench of career swamp Republicans than he is about helping President Donald Trump fulfill his campaign promises.
When Corker announced he was retiring and not running for re-election, I was elated that he would be leaving the Senate, but concerned as to who might be able to win his Senate seat. Then Rep. Marsh Blackburn (R-TN) announced that she was running for Corker’s Senate seat, and I, like many other conservative Republicans were once again elated.
Now, Corker seems to be reconsidering his retirement, but that has not deterred Blackburn from still running, as she said she will run for the seat regardless of whether Corker retires or not.
(Constiution.com) – Republicans in Tennessee have an amazing opportunity this election cycle. They have a chance to dump a moderate, anti-Trump Republican and replace him with a strong conservative voice.
A few months ago, Volunteer State Republicans breathed a huge sigh of relief when incumbent Senator, Bob Corker (R-TN) announced his retirement. Almost immediately, the brilliant and strong Tennessee conservative, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), currently a Congresswoman representing the state’s 7th District, announced that she would be running to replace Corker.
This past week Corker announced that he was reconsidering his decision to retire, and some observers wondered if Blackburn would drop out of the race?
Blackburn answered with a quick – ‘Nope.’
Blackburn told Hugh Hewitt on his popular radio show that no matter what Corker decided, whether he was running or not, she would stay in the race until the very end…
Replacing Corker with Blackburn in the Senate would be nearly equivalent to Republicans gaining another seat in the Senate, since Corker has worked so hard to hinder many of President Trump’s agenda items. His actions of late have seemed more like that of one of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Democrats, than that of a Republican. If Blackburn wins, we need to pray that someone like her fills her seat in the House.