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But Kaine said he thinks Democrats have a chance of retaking the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage following the Democratic pickup of a seat in Alabama. The retirements of two anti-Trump Republicans, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, put both those ...
... Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen over his opponent, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, in the 2018 Senate race. The poll adds to an already murky outlook for Republican candidates in the midterm election. The seat is opening up because incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker will not seek reelection.

It would be a bad idea for the president to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Trump administration, and Congress should look at legal protections to stop a potential firing, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told CNN on Monday evening. The comments from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman ...
Sen. Bob Corker, the outgoing Republican from Tennessee, is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and one of the GOP's most .... SEN. BOB CORKER: Look, it's-- Margaret, as you know, we're moving into the-- sort of the election season, and things are beginning to feel slightly-- more ...
Bredesen campaign spokeswoman Laura Zapata said, "We have no further comment at this time." Bredesen is the likely Democratic nominee for the open seat in Tennessee to be vacated by Republican Sen. Bob Corker. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is running for the Republican nomination. The race ...
Phil Bredesen's first U.S. Senate ad to air on Fox News channel, cost $242,000 ... Phil Bredesen's first campaign ads in his bid for the U.S. Senate will air on the Fox News Channel, according to a summary from an analytics company. ... Here is a list of who may replace Bob Corker's seat in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Bob Corker said Monday he plans to remain neutral and not endorse any candidates, including Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., for the Senate seat he is vacating at the end of the year. Corker said ... "I want to thank Senator Corker for his dedicated service on behalf of Tennessee families. Now, we ...
Bredesen said it will take a grassroots-style campaign for him to win the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, who is retiring. By choosing the Acme Feed and Seed for his first major public campaign event, Bredesen paid homage to his success as a mayor in the 1990s, when revitalizing downtown was ...
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will remain on the sidelines and not get into the 2018 race for the Senate seat. Corker's chief of staff, Todd Womack, broke the news ... “I want to thank Senator Corker for his dedicated service on behalf of Tennessee families,” Blackburn said in a written statement.
However, at the end of the day, the senator believes he made the right decision in September and will be leaving the Senate when his term expires at the end ... Sen. Bob Corker announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Here is who could possibly succeed him. video by Michael Schwab/Tennessean.
Sen. Bob Corker still plans to retire from the Senate once he completes his current term, despite reports he is reconsidering that decision. “At this point ... Marsha Blackburn, a fierce and outspoken conservative, announced her campaign for the GOP nod in October soon after Corker said he would retire.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., was holding meetings at the White House last week as potential rival, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was reconsidering his decision to retire. Blackburn met with top White House officials to discuss her midterm Senate bid. The conversations were confirmed on Tuesday by ...
Starting with tweets from Middle Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, then reps from East and Middle Tennessee, Blackburn seemed to get a lot of support no matter who she might face in the Republican primary for Bob Corker's Senate seat. Earlier last week, Blackburn's campaign spokesperson called ...
Sen. Bob Corker is reportedly reconsidering his retirement as some Republicans in his state worry about the GOP's ability to hold his seat. As of now, the race will likely feature Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Blackburn's campaign says concerns about the ...
Bob Corker acknowledged Sunday some Tennesseans and Senate colleagues are asking him to reconsider his decision to retire but said "at this point ... With regard to the possibility of Corker jumping into the contest, Blackburn campaign spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said in a statement "Senator Corker ...
Phil Bredesen would become one of the richest members of Congress if elected to the U.S. Senate. Bredesen's disclosures include ... Retiring Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, whose seat Bredesen is seeking, is ranked 25th on that list. The only senators in the top 10 are Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia; Sen.
Without specifically mentioning Bob Corker, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn made several subtle jabs alluding to the two-term senator while speaking to a group of Republicans in her home district. "I know that the U.S. Senate is a source of frustration. It's broken," Blackburn told members of the Williamson ...

Earlier this month, a senior adviser to Sen. Corker told ABC News “It is true that Senator Corker has been encouraged by people across Tennessee and in the Senate to reconsider his decision, but at this point nothing has changed.” Blackburn's campaign responded that the information was news to them.
Without specifically mentioning Bob Corker, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn made several subtle jabs alluding to the two-term senator while speaking to a group of Republicans in her home district. "I know that the U.S. Senate is a source of frustration. It's broken," Blackburn told members of the Williamson ...
Earlier this month, a senior adviser to Sen. Corker told ABC News “It is true that Senator Corker has been encouraged by people across Tennessee and in the Senate to reconsider his decision, but at this point nothing has changed.” Blackburn's campaign responded that the information was news to them.
Senator Corker talks about relationship with Trump and Russia meddling during a stop at UTK campus Thursday. ... U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the country will see a “whole different conversation” around gun legislation when Congress reconvenes next week after last week's mass shooting at a ...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., was holding meetings at the White House last week as potential rival, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was reconsidering his decision to retire. Blackburn met with top White House officials to discuss her midterm Senate bid. The conversations were confirmed on Tuesday by ...
Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is halting his bid for the U.S. Senate and is encouraging U.S. Sen Bob Corker to seek re-election. The seventh-generation cotton farmer from Frog Jump ended his campaign late Friday. "The party must get behind a candidate that can win in November and stop Democrat ...
More often, these associates privately compare Romney to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is reconsidering his retirement plans and leads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker has fiercely criticized Trump and recoiled at Trump's behavior, but he also has at times seemed torn about his ...
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt broke off ties with Qatar in June last year, imposing a land, sea and air campaign and accusing it of supporting extremists and being too close to Iran. Qatar denies the allegations and accuses the bloc of aiming to undermine its sovereignty.
The effort to draft Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., back into the 2018 Senate race is missing one critical player: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who remains satisfied with Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the incumbent's presumptive successor. As Corker confirmed he was reconsidering retirement, ...
"You'd see the Bob Corker who almost completely supports the president's agenda, who has a common relationship with the president, but who from time to time will disagree with the president," Tom Ingram, a political confidant of the senator, said when asked to characterize a possible Corker campaign.
Sen. Bob Corker is reportedly reconsidering his retirement as some Republicans in his state worry about the GOP's ability to hold his seat. As of now, the race will likely feature Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Blackburn's campaign says concerns about the ...
Retiring Sen. Bob Corker is “listening” to Republicans urging him to run for reelection, according to a person close to him, a development that would quell anxiety among Republicans over losing a must-win seat to Democrats this fall. The two-term Tennessee GOP senator decided to call it quits in ...
Bob Corker acknowledged Sunday some Tennesseans and Senate colleagues are asking him to reconsider his decision to retire but said "at this point ... With regard to the possibility of Corker jumping into the contest, Blackburn campaign spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said in a statement "Senator Corker ...
Then a key senator switched his vote and plead ignorance when questioned about what was in the bill. Excuse the public for wondering who's running the ship up there. ▻ Read More: Sen. Bob Corker readies for final year in office with long to-do list and 'sense of urgency'. Then Corker doubled down on ...
Phil Bredesen, who announced his campaign in early December. Fincher said he raised $1.45 million in about two months for his bid to succeed Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. A campaign news release Thursday said the former congressman had more than $2.3 million in his federal campaign account ...
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is warning of a "rebellion" among Senate Republicans if special counsel Robert Mueller is ousted from the probe the former FBI director is leading into possible coordination between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian officials. "I think that Mueller ...
Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., reads his notes during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on North Korea on Capitol Hill in ... U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says he's "fine" with North and South Korea officials communicating with each other ...
Bob Corker's bombshell Sept. 26 announcement to not seek a third term. ▻ More: Sen. Bob Corker will not seek re-election next year. ▻ More: Former Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher enters Tennessee U.S. Senate race. Fincher's campaign is calling the onslaught of donations the largest amount raised ...
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona; announced on 10/24/17. Flake, also a frequent critic of Trump, announced his retirement in a blistering speech on the Senate floor that bemoaned the "coarsening" tenor of politics in the United States. Flake denounced the "complicity" of his own party in what he called an ...
So Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is in trouble now, because he flip-flopped to vote for Donald Trump's tax bill after a provision was included that .... Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee members Sen. ... These claims are categorically false and nothing more than a smear campaign.
The senator is, however, a member of the Banking and Budget committees. He's also chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Corker was the only Republican to vote against the intial Senate version of the tax bill that passed on Dec. 2, making good on concerns he expressed in October about not ...
BLITZER: You know, senator, I've got to tell you, and I've known you for a long time and I have great respect, I'm not having fun and I'm not trying to throw out -- the only thing you claimed was malicious was the element of that you're voting in favor of it because you're going to get some financial benefit.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker caught many by surprise on Friday when he reversed his earlier position and announced that he would support his party's ... The tax plan, released Friday after Republicans from the House and Senate worked to reconcile their separate bills, offers a special 20% deduction for ...
Sen. Bob Corker announced Friday that he will support the GOP tax bill, a reversal for the lone Republican to vote against the plan in the U.S. Senate. ... The senator has long called the deficit "the greatest threat to our nation" and unsuccessfully sought triggers in the bill to reverse some of the tax cuts if ...
Starting with tweets from Middle Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, then reps from East and Middle Tennessee, Blackburn seemed to get a lot of support no matter who she might face in the Republican primary for Bob Corker's Senate seat. Earlier last week, Blackburn's campaign spokesperson called ...
Sen. Bob Corker Robert (Bob) Phillips CorkerPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 K.T. McFarland officially withdrawn as nominee for ambassador K.T. McFarland withdraws as nominee for ambassador MORE (R-Tenn.) said on Thursday that he will oppose the bipartisan two-year budget ...
Bob Corker and Rep. ... More: Senate poised to approve massive two-year budget deal, setting up fight in the House ... Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Maryville, said he would support the spending bill. “This two-year budget agreement sets important priorities for our nation: fighting the opioid crisis, ending the ...
Tennessee's junior senator, Bob Corker, has endured a rough end to 2017. The last 90 days or so have ... have been a great year for Corker. He chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and for the first time in his Senate career, Republicans dominate Congress and the White House.
A poll from October, which the Senate Democrats' campaign arm released this month, found Bredesen leading Blackburn by 5 points, while one from a ... backing from Trump, who has historically low approval ratings, would help or hurt their chances during 2018 midterm elections. Trump backed Sen.
The initial tax bill barely squeaked through the senate, getting approved 51-49, with all Democrats and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) voting against it. But now ... If both McCain and Cochran are absent and no senator switches his or her vote, then Pence would have to break a 49-49 tie. But Florida Republican ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat James Mackler says he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Mackler said in a news release he's “stepping back” from the ...
The approval ratings of both President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker have dropped more than 10 percentage points since November 2016, a new Vanderbilt University poll shows. Meanwhile, Gov. ... More: Marsha Blackburn holds key advantage in Tennessee Senate race, poll finds. "I think (the poll) ...
"Senator Cochran is in Washington and expects to vote for the tax plan when it comes to the Senate next week," Gallegos added. ... GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee voted against the Senate bill when it initially passed the chamber, though he has not said whether he'll vote against final passage of the ...


 

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