When it comes to Republicans holding the House and Senate in this year’s midterms, Trump isn’t taking any chances, and he shouldn’t. On May 29th, he’s going to hold a rally in Tennessee in support for Marsha Blackburn.
Trump to hold rally for Blackburn in Tennessee
President Donald Trump will hold a rally and fundraiser for Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn on May 29, according to a Republican source familiar with the event.
Blackburn, a conservative House member, is locked in a close race with former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who remains popular in the state and has some support from centrist Republicans. The race to replace the retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is critical in the battle for the Senate, and Republicans hope Trump‘s role will draw GOP voters away from Bredesen, who built coalitions of GOP support in his gubernatorial campaigns.
A Vanderbilt University poll released on Thursday showed Trump has a 53 percent approval rating in the state. Bredesen was viewed favorably by 67 percent of respondents, and Blackburn had a 49 percent favorability rating. Both have similar name recognition in the state.
The lead Democrats once had on the generic ballot is disappearing quickly but Republicans can’t take any chances. Neither can conservative voters.