Marsha Blackburn

Bringing Drug Manufacturing Back To America May Be Tougher Than You Think

Back on January 11, 2017, before he was even inaugurated, then-President-elect Donald Trump laid out his ambitions for the US pharma industry. He called for reversing the trend of the past decade – which was to outsource manufacturing overseas -- and a return to domestic production. Trump was right of course, but Congress, more intent on destroying his presidency than helping America, failed to act on legislation that might have helped and the industry has remained focused on reducing costs.

Hawley to Introduce Bill to Move Federal Agencies out of Washington D.C. to Economically Stagnant Areas

Jack Crowe, National Review

The “Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (HIRE) Act,” which is cosponsored by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.), would move 90 percent of the positions within ten executive agencies to economically distressed regions that have a stake in the work of those respective agencies. Hawley's new legislation, if it were to pass, would certainly make good on a promise he made during his maiden senate floor speech to ensure that the economic gains of recent decades flow from the “aristocratic elite” to the “working men and women” of the country who want to “build a life where [they] grew up.” It will prove difficult to secure Democratic support.

Blackburn Scores Big in First Tennessee Senatorial Debate

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I felt a bit sorry for Bredesen. I'm willing to accept local talk that he was a decent mayor and governor. I think he actually believes he can "make a difference" in a party that, for some time now, has been running off the partisan rails. But watching the lockstep near Stalin-like behavior of the Democrats at the Kavanauagh hearings, you realize joining that crew thinking you could change them is like joining the Politburo in the Thirties for the same reason.  That's how people got shot. Oh, by the way, Marsha supports Brett.  Phil is waiting to see.

Tennessee Waltz: How Marsha Blackburn Can Stop Phil Bredesen

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Blackburn might be so bold as to acknowledge Bredesen's local competence to the public, at least relatively.   Who knows -- the electorate might appreciate a little honesty from a politician for once.  Yes, the man was decent enough here (there are quibbles) but Washington, D.C. is a whole different ball of proverbial wax, to say the least.  He cannot be his own man, no matter what he says or wishes.  The system is no longer built that way, especially the Democrat part of the system where it's a competition between left and far left.

Tennessee Senate Race May Be Most Crucial of 2018

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Would Bredesen avoid joining that chorus when the rest of his caucus are singing that tune in unison? Is there anything to really show he would be brave enough to counter the power of group think or even would want to in the end? Whether Bredesen is lying to himself or to the public or both doesn't matter. The results are and will be the same. What we are seeing here is a "centrism" masquerade for electoral purposes the likes of which we are going to be seeing all over the country in red or purple districts.

Trump Wows in Nashville

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump events are in many ways corny, but corny in a good way. For that reason, they don’t get old, although the president repeats many of the same memes again and again. But since he is mostly a spontaneous speaker, he will zig and zag on occasion to keep your interest. Also, he adores connecting with his audience and the audience, in turn, is relieved and flattered to be addressed as people, not as serfs to be lectured. The billionaire president is an actual person.

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

Marsha Blackburn launches Tennessee Senate bid

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Thursday made official her plans to run for Senate in 2018. Blackburn has spent the days since Corker announced he would step down at the end of his second term lining up grassroots and financial support. She begins the race with a potential advantage over other possible contenders: The strong support of influential conservatives in Washington, among them David Bossie of Citizens United, who is closely aligned with President Trump.

Cruz and Flake need to get in line, Blackburn says

Rudy Takala, Washington Examiner

Republicans should stick to message, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn said on Thursday, adding that it was "inappropriate" for party leaders to work against a nominee who had been duly chosen by the electorate.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.

Does Trump’s VP Short List Include A Conservative Dark Horse?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition. What Trump has said is indicative of his background as a CEO in this new age of creative disruption; he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president." In other words, a working VP who, with a Republican majority in Congress, bridges the full spectrum of right-of-center Washington.

If favorites fall, watch these dark-horse candidates for Speaker

John Fund, National Review

The more time that elapses from Kevin McCarthy’s bombshell departure from the speaker’s race, the more it looks as if GOP members are coming to realize that no savior or simple solution will heal their internal divisions. That’s why more and more of them are starting to look at members such as Blackburn and Roskam, who both want the job and are likely to have the skills to carry it off.

What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Red State

"The House took the correct action to pass an immigration bill to address the crisis on the southern border. We took the correct action to freeze a program that was put in place by executive memo of Obama. This President caused the border crisis." 

The Real Win For Conservatives In The GOP Border Bill

After the conservative grassroots melted the phone lines in opposition to the House GOP border bill something utterly unprecedented happened – the leadership actually started listening to conservatives and having a good faith discussion about what the border bill should look like.