I have always done my best to ensure that the people of Tennessee's 17th Senate District are represented with compassion, dedication, principle, and most important of all -- integrity. Apparently, our opponent sees things differently.
I apologize that your mailboxes have been littered with negative mailers that he apparently believes he must send out in order to win this race. I do not resort to such tactics, and am confident running on my own record -- one that the Sunlight Foundation recently rated as "effective" and "conservative."
Our opponent has been given multiple opportunities to correct the misinformation that he has been spreading. Multiple times we provided their campaign all necessary documentation to prove that what they are saying is not true. Multiple times we have reached out with an olive branch and asked for them to stop spreading lies because the district deserves better discourse...Our opponent refused each time.
Here are just a couple of the blatant lies our opponent has been spreading:
The Lie: The ACU rated me as the third most liberal Republican Senator.
The Truth: The ACU recorded my vote incorrectly in their survey. The bills they recorded me voting against are bills I actually voted with them on. The legislative record proves this and the ACU actually awarded me their highest conservative legislative award this year. Furthermore, I've been endorsed by the NRA, the NFIB, the TN Republican Assembly, Americans for Prosperity, the Wilson Co. Tea Party, and have been awarded the Nashville Chamber of Commerce "Friend of Business" Award and the "Wheel Barrel" Award for carrying the conservative load in the legislature. In a recent ad, he tried insinuate that the NRA is supporting him. Of course, that's just another lie. The NRA has endorsed me in this primary for my history of steadfast support of our 2nd Amendment rights. Finally, the Sunlight Foundation rated me as one of the most conservative Republican senators in Tennessee.
The Lie: I'm not effective.
The Truth: I led the fight against the state income tax. I blocked the expansion of Common Core. I helped pass the "Stop Obamacare Act" which prohibits the Governor from expanding Obamacare. I wrote and passed a law that blocks drones from unconstitutionally spying on your families. I wrote and passed a law that protects your cell-phone data from the government. I have sponsored and passed numerous DUI and anti-drug bills, and have consistently worked with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to keep our roads safe. Furthermore, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey has explained that the GOP takeover began and was emboldened through my election to the Senate. Finally, the Sunlight Foundation ranked me as one of the most effective legislators in Tennessee.Experience has taught me that you cannot reason with those who are unwilling to communicate through channels of honesty and integrity. Because our opponent refuses to run an honest campaign, I wanted to set the record straight for you all. You deserve to know the facts.
The actions of our opponent are a perfect example of why people do not trust politicians who say anything to get elected. I do not operate that way. I vote with my conscience and do not pander for votes.
Thank you again for your support, and please join us for our Election Night Party tomorrow night!
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