published Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Corker, Blackburn endorse DesJarlais in 4th District race against Lincoln Davis

NASHVILLE — Two of Tennessee’s Republican federal officeholders are stepping into the 4th Congressional District race to openly back Republican challenger Scott DesJarlais’s bid against incumbent U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., endorsed the Jasper physician on Wednesday while U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., weighed in with her own thumbs-up today, according to DesJarlais campaign news releases.

“Our nation has some difficult issues that must be dealt with in the near future and I believe we need leaders who are willing to make thoughtful and tough decisions about our country’s future,” Corker said in a release. “From my interaction with Scott DesJarlais, I believe he is willing to deal with those tough issues head on.”

Blackburn said she is “proud to endorse Scott DesJarlais because he is a conservative fighter in the truest sense of the word. He will fight for Tennessee and against Washington-style big government. He believes in getting government out of the way so Tennessee businesses can start hiring again and he knows the reckless spending in Washington must come to an end.”

The 4th District contest is attracting increased attention with CNN listing it among the top 50 vulnerable seats in the 435-member House.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at www.twitter.com/timesfreepress or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

1
Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
EaTn said...

The folks in this district have had the full support of Davis to manage their interests. Most of them will trust Davis over Corker and Blackburn anyday.

September 2, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.