NASHVILLE – According to the Tennessean, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) now supports a bill that nonpartisan analysts appointed by the Republican party say will increase insurance premiums by 100% and strip 32 million people of their insurance coverage. “Corker’s announcement represents a change of heart for the senator, who in the past had expressed concerns multiple times about the so-called ‘repeal and delay’ strategy,” wrote Michael Collins in his article titled “Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare.”

James Mackler’s U.S. Senate campaign issued the following statement reacting to the drastic shift to Senator Corker’s public statements addressing health care reform.

“The Congressional Budget office said Senator Corker’s latest approach would increase insurance premiums by 100% while taking healthcare away from 32 million Americans – impacting thousands of families here in Tennessee,” said James Mackler campaign manager Dave Hoffman. “One party writing secret bills behind closed doors with zero hearings – this is exactly what putting politics first looks like. Tennesseans do not need more hollow words from Senator Corker and that is exactly why there are so many across Tennessee excited to hire James Mackler for the job. Healthcare is a right and cuts to Medicaid, increases in premiums for our sick and elderly, and decreases in necessary coverage would be disastrous and wrong.”

Since announcing his campaign for U.S. Senate in mid April, James Mackler has raised nearly $500,000 from Tennesseans in 77 counties.


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

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