Dec 14 2017
09:16 am

James Mackler will make an awesome Senator for Tennessee one day. Next time! From James Mackler...

The political environment has changed as well and we cannot risk any distractions in our fight to defeat Marsha Blackburn’s extreme agenda. It is in this spirit of unity, not further division, that I am making the choice to step back as a candidate at this time to put us all on the path to victory.

While this is a difficult decision, I am not done serving.

The benefits of service are well known. Service builds character, allows young people to meet and work with a diverse group of people, gives us all a stake in our communities, and can help pay for higher education.

And yet, public service is under attack. As someone who paid off my student loans with combat pay from Iraq, I cannot stand by while national service is endangered by people like Marsha Blackburn – who voted to end AmeriCorps – and her colleagues who are now targeting public service student loan forgiveness...

I will never be able to express my full gratitude to you and all my supporters for your enthusiasm, encouragement, and your belief in me.

Thank you,

James Mackler

To call Marsha Blackburn "extreme" is an extreme understatement. She's grown rich in political office by selling us out to the highest bidder. Tennesseans need to unite behind the most capable man in our state, Phil Bredesen, and put control of the US Senate back in the hands of the people and end the domination of Wall Street, Big Money, and the incredibly selfish mega rich who care nothing for you or me or the future of the planet which sustains us all.

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.