Andy Ogles quits U.S. Senate campaign

Press release from Andy Ogles campaign

Republican conservative U.S. Senate candidate Andy Ogles is ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate effective immediately.

“I entered this race to insure that Tennessee would have conservative representation that would reflect their values and commitment to ‘draining the swamp’ that Tennesseans expect and deserve. With Senator Corker making the decision to exit the Senate at the conclusion of his term rather than being terminated by the voters, the political landscape changed dramatically,” Ogles said.

“With each passing day, Senator Corker has underlined why Tennessee voters were prepared to fire him. As others hesitated, I was willing to accept the challenge and believed that once his vulnerabilities could be exposed voters would give him a pink slip. He clearly believed the same thing,” Ogles added.

“Senator Corker has shown more passion attacking our President the past eleven months than he expressed in criticizing President Barack Obama during his entire 8 years in the White House. Thanks to Senators like Bob Corker, we have failed to secure our borders, still haven’t repealed and replaced Obamacare and are struggling to develop a plan to cut taxes — despite the best efforts of President Trump and Republican majorities in both houses. Sadly he would rather fight with the President than fight for us.”

“With two Republican candidates for the nomination, who have millions of dollars in their Congressional accounts or personal wealth at their disposal, I do not see a path to raise the millions of dollars needed to run a successful race this election cycle. Like millions of Tennesseans, I will be watching and listening carefully to what the Republican candidates say and do before I choose who to support,” said Ogles.

“In the meantime, I encourage all the candidates, at every level in Tennessee, to focus on the issues that matter to conservative voters, speaking clearly and honestly about where they stand and how they plan to fight for us if we trust them with our votes.”

4 Responses to Andy Ogles quits U.S. Senate campaign

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Every conservative owes Andy a word of thanks for his decision not to carry on with his campaign that would only have diluted the conservative vote for Marsha Blackburn and aided tepid conservative Fincher and his establishment friends. If only every other conservative running/ABOUT TO RUN a quixotic campaign against another conservative candidate with more experience and better funding would emulate Andy, 2018 has the potential of being a great year for the conservative movement in Tennessee.

  • Lance Persson says:

    Andy,
    You were certainly my choice but I agree with you. Sadly, big money’s influence over the voters is significant. Without the money, it is almost impossible to win. God certainly has a different plan for you.

    • Kay White says:

      Andy, Thank you for your committment to service. The difference in the Governor’s Race, there is a lot of big money and hopefully they will throw it at each other. I am not one of them. I still believe in the old system of the people’s voice. It will be hard for me with all the last minute advertising which they will do and I cannot do. However, I am encouraging all of the people in our State to look at past records, search the internet and see who these people have supported and who is supporting them, “Birds of a Feather Flock together” usually stands true. Also the present Governor has most of his bases covered and feels that he can block anyone that crosses him. He did do a great job on an awful lot of the State Representatives and State Senators in convincing them to go along with the Gas Tax increase and his budget increases! However I am persuaded that a person committed to God as I am can open up their eyes to the truth. By voting for these unnecessary bills and raises in our Budget, they have betrayed the people who elected them. I am encouraging those voters to know how their Representatives voted and to hold them accountable. Again thank you for trying and for your dedication to God. He will reward you. Sincerely, Kay White

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    A lot of folks see Rep. Blackburn as “establishment”. Anyhow, establishment or not, Big Money won here.

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