“If Corker makes it official that he’s running, I am calling Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s office in the next minute and offering every ounce of time, energy, events coordination, and money I can muster,” former Putnam County Republican Chairman and conservative activist Rachel Welch tells Breitbart News.
That assumes Fincher stays in the race,” Judson Phillips, founder and president of Tea Party Nation and a long-time Tennessee resident tells Breitbart News.
During his time in DC, Corker supported Obama’s bailouts, reinvigorated the Dodd-Frank bill by first supporting a Dodd-Corker version, and has been a frequent critic of President Trump,” Mark A. Skoda, a long time Tennessee Tea Party activist and founder of the America First Federation tells Breitbart News.
Yet, the tea parties of Sevier, Blount, and Louden Counties were instrumental in giving Carr a resounding victory in those counties in Sen. Alexander’s own back yard, even though statewide Carr lost 49 percent to 40 percent,” Steve Osborn, founder and president of the Sevier County Tea Party tells Breitbart News.
“The reality is the GOP establishment prefers the Democrat, Bredesen, over Blackburn, because she is a real conservative, and they are more aligned with the big government policies of Bredesen,” one long time Tennessee GOP political operative tells Breitbart News.