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Dems blast Blackburn for links to tea party figure who had law license suspended

Democrats are blasting Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn for her links to a tea party leader who had his law license suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court last week.

Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation and an enthusiastic Blackburn supporter, had his law license yanked by the state Supreme Court’s board of professional responsibility on the basis that he “poses a threat of substantial harm to the public” if he is allowed to continue to practice. The Democrats’ coordinated Tennessee Victory 2018 campaign called on Blackburn to disavow Phillips.

“While Marsha Blackburn was harping over old tweets and bad jokes last week, the Supreme Court was busy suspending the law license of her most ardent and radical supporter, Judson Phillips,” spokesman Mark Brown, who wrote the tweets that Republicans have making great hay out of, said in a release. “If Blackburn doesn’t reject the endorsement of Phillips and his Tea Party Nation, she’s turning a blind eye to their extremist and now, according to the State of Tennessee, illegal activities.”

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Black TV ad touts Tea Party endorsements

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Black gathers tea party support in run for governor

Press release from Diane Black campaign

Nashville, Tenn. – Today, Diane Black announced a new coalition of grassroots conservative leaders from across the state of Tennessee. Diane is building the strongest grassroots campaign in the history of the state, and that starts with the conservative activists that have fought for years, and in some cases decades, to protect our conservative Tennessee values.

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Tea party activist announces run for governor, vows to ‘drain our own swamp in TN’

Johnson City realtor and tea party activist Kay White officially her campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Saturday at Jonesborough before a crowd of about 100 people, reports WJHL TV.

“I think we need to go back to some of the old values, of God, and country, and family, and good work ethics, that is what I believe in,” White said.

A check of the Registry of Election Finance website shows White has already filed the paperwork to raise money for her campaign. And there’s a campaign website, HERE, wherein White has a ‘drain the swamp’ comment echoing President Trump that’s somewhat similar to one by state Sen. Mae Beavers in announcing her candidacy for the GOP nomination. White had initially backed Beavers for governor, but the two had a subsequent parting of the ways (previous post HERE).

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