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Trump in Tennessee: Previewing 3 Potential Lines of Attack Against Bredesen

The president will hold a rally in Nashville on Tuesday. He's there primarily to support Marsha Blackburn's bid for U.S. Senate against ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen.

By NTK Staff | 05.29.2018 @12:00pm
Trump in Tennessee: Previewing 3 Potential Lines of Attack Against Bredesen

President Trump is visiting Nashville on Tuesday to promote the U.S. Senate bid of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who’s in a tighter-than-expected contest with ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) for the seat being vacated by occasional Trump critic Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).

Trump is expected to boost Blackburn in a rally speech and, true to form, criticize her opponent Bredesen.

Here are three potential attack lines the president could use against Bredesen.

HE DONATED TO HILLARY

The conservative Tennessee Star recently rehashed an old Nashville Post story that Bredesen donated generously to Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 effort.

As the Nashville Post reports, both Bredesen and his wife Andrea Conte made significant contributions “to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and PACs that supported her race. (Bredesen gave $33,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund PAC, and Conte donated $2,700 To Hillary For America and $10,000 to the pro-Clinton Ready PAC.)”

Even almost two years after the presidential election, supporting Clinton may be the biggest sin in Trump’s book.

HE’LL SUPPORT SCHUMER

If Trump decides to echo the Blackburn campaign, he may point out that Bredesen would likely be a vote for Chuck Schumer. This was what Blackburn’s campaign said about a Memphis outlet’s recent interview with Bredesen:

“Phil Bredesen will be a solid vote for Chuck Schumer and Obama, Clinton-era liberal policies, and Tennesseans are not interested in that. They know Marsha Blackburn is the only one they can trust to take their values to Washington, DC.” – Abbi Sigler, campaign spokesman

HIS RECORD IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) recently went after Bredesen for increasing unemployment rates during his governorship, which overlapped with the beginning of the Great Recession.

The spot begins airing statewide on Thursday, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee was quick to attack, saying the unemployment rate increased from 5.1 percent to 9.5 percent under Bredesen’s tenure.

The NRSC attack came as Bredesen tries to tout his jobs record in Tennessee, where he served as governor from 2003 through 2010.

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