Tennessee Sen. Corker and Gov. Haslam declined to explicitly say they voted for her
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who is running for Senate, has tepid support from two of the top three Republicans in her state. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Two of the top three Republican lawmakers in Tennessee declined to explicitly say this week whether they voted for the GOP’s Senate nominee, Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
Sen. Bob Corker, the retiring chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, whose Volunteer State seat Blackburn is running to fill, and term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam, each hinted that they voted for Blackburn over centrist Democratic candidate and former governor Phil Bredesen — but declined to use Blackburn’s name when answering reporters’ questions.