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DECORATED IRAQ WAR VETERAN JAMES MACKLER RELEASES OPENING AD IN RACE FOR TENNESSEE’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT

DECORATED IRAQ WAR VETERAN JAMES MACKLER RELEASES OPENING AD IN RACE FOR TENNESSEE’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2020

Watch the ad here.

NASHVILLE – Decorated Iraq War veteran James Mackler, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, today released his opening ad in the race for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat. The ad will air statewide on Tennessee television starting today. James’ promise to “serve all of America” stands in clear contrast to Bill Hagerty’s disqualifying silence on Russian bounties against American servicemembers, his attempts to rewrite his record with tough talk on China, putting his own political gain ahead of public health by calling for the Republican National Convention to relocate to Nashville while infections and hospitalizations rapidly rise, and kicking off a wild and unmasked Fourth of July by affixing Trump’s likeness to Mount Rushmore

Read a transcript of James Mackler’s “All of America” ad below.

I’m James Mackler. After 9/11, I closed my law practice to serve in the 101st Airborne Division flying Black Hawks in Iraq. 

Now our country faces a new crisis, and I’m asking Tennesseans to let me serve again, in the U.S. Senate, to restore respect, honesty, and integrity to Washington.

When we came under fire in Iraq, we weren’t Republicans or Democrats, we were Americans working to accomplish a mission. 

I approve this message because Senators have a mission too: to serve all of America.

Since launching his campaign at a closed rural hospital in McKenzie, Tennessee, James Mackler has earned support from the DSCC, Tennessee AFL-CIO, Tennessee Fire Fighters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL, Vote Vets, Serve America, Let America Vote, End Citizens United, Giffords PAC, Gov. Phil Bredesen, Minority Leader Karen Camper, and thousands of Tennesseans in all 95 counties.

James Mackler joined the U.S. Army after 9/11 to do more and serve in a time of crisis, serving in Iraq as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot as a Screaming Eagle in the 101st Airborne Division. He later protected sexual assault survivors and prosecuted criminals as a U.S. Army JAG attorney. James is running for U.S. Senate for the same reasons he joined the army — to do more and serve all Tennesseans in a time of crisis. 

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