Decorated Iraq war combat veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate James Mackler today commented on the growing field in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race.

“I joined the Army after 9/11 because I needed to do more, and was compelled to step forward and run for U.S. Senate eight months ago because politics as usual in Washington is not working for Tennessee,” said James.

NASHVILLE – Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) continued yesterday refusing to tell Tennesseans how much she personally stands to gain from her tax vote, even while her colleague Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN), candidate for governor, made her tax returns public.