December 8, 2017

NASHVILLE – A month after Congresswoman Blackburn told Tennesseans that “you’ll always know where I stand,” she has yet to denounce her fellow Breitbart-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Six days after the first gross sexual misconduct allegations about Moore came public, Blackburn sheepishly issued an “if true” statement, questioning the truthfulness of the accusers to protect her own Breitbart endorsement. Many more women have since made credible accusations about Moore’s conduct.

“Roy Moore is not fit to serve in the U.S. Senate and Congresswoman Blackburn should say so,” said Iraq war combat veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate James Mackler. “Tennesseans need elected leaders that will put politics aside and stand up for what’s right and that’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate. Congresswoman Blackburn’s refusal to denounce Roy Moore is disqualifying.”

Last month, was launched to give Tennesseans a fresh look at Blackburn’s horrible record across her fifteen years in Washington. The website illustrates the stark contrast between an Iraq war combat veteran who volunteered to serve his country against a career politician that only serves special interests.



When America was attacked on September 11, 2001, attorney James Mackler felt the need to do something. A successful attorney in private practice, he closed shop to enlist in the Army, spending three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division including a deployment in Iraq.

Upon his return from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he prosecuted murderers and rapists. In civilian practice, he’s continued to work finding ways to apply the law to improve the lives of others.

James left the active duty in 2011 but continues to serve in the Tennessee Air National Guard. A graduate of Duke University, he earned a law degree from the University of Washington.

James, 45, resides in Nashville with his wife and their two young children.

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