Marsha Blackburn visits Bellevue

Dru'sViewsw cutline_1-11-2018U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-7th) visited the Bellevue Republican Breakfast Club to answer questions about her current campaign for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker just vacated.

“The Senate has forgotten the people they serve,” she said. “Our President deserves to have a Senate that supports his agenda (just as) the people of Tennessee deserve to have a conservative in the U.S. Senate who is going to back Donald Trump.”

Blackburn promised her help to the President with his immigration initiatives such as building or extending a wall on the Mexican border and fighting sanctuary cities.
She flagged the current U.S. Senate as a source of frustration since it “does not get the job done” for the President.

She emphasized bringing high speed internet “into every rural county in Tennessee” as part of Trump’s infrastructure initiative.

A strong “net neutrality” foe, Blackburn has supported incumbent internet service providers.  As chairman of a key House telcom subcommittee, Blackburn currently advises the President on telecommunication issues.

Blackburn faces former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, (among others) in the Aug. 2, 2018 Republican Primary. The primary winner will run against Democrat Phil Bredesen, a popular former Tennessee governor. Even Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has described Bredesen’s candidacy as “formidable” in Tennessee.

The Bellevue Republican Club has met monthly the first Saturday for the past 19 years under the leadership of Betty Hood.  The current location is Chili’s at 7624 Highway 70 S  For more information, email

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