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James Mackler, the Senate race’s Democratic front-runner, criticized Blackburn over her involvement in a bill that undercut the DEA as opioid deaths were on the rise in Tennessee. “I’m running for U.S. Senate because Tennesseans need a senator that will stand up for them rather than catering to special interests and corporate lobbyists,” Mackler said in an emailed statement Sunday night. “That Congresswoman Blackburn would champion legislation like this while Tennesseans face an opioid epidemic is all one needs to know about her priorities,” he said.

NASHVILLE – Following another strong fundraising quarter, James Mackler, an Iraq war combat veteran, JAG officer, and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today launched digital ads highlighting Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s disastrous record on healthcare. The ads are part of an on-going five-figure digital ad buy placed by the Mackler campaign.

Has James Mackler taken leave of his senses? Resigning from a comfortable partnership in one of Nashville’s top law firms? And to run for the U.S. Senate in a Mid-South Bible Belt state as a Jew, married to a rabbi—and, maybe tougher—as a progressive Democrat? Sitting in an unassuming local coffee shop, the fit, dark-haired […]

NASHVILLE – James Mackler, Iraq war combat veteran, JAG officer, and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today received the endorsement of the Iron Workers Local 492. Chartered in 1936, Local 492 has 450 members living and working in middle Tennessee and the surrounding area. “We need a U.S. Senator that will focus on the issues […]

NASHVILLE – The campaign for James Mackler, a decorated Iraq war combat veteran, JAG officer, and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today issued the following statement commenting on the state of the U.S. Senate race. “James Mackler, a man who closed his law practice to enlist in the Army after 9/11 and six months ago […]