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HAGERTY SCORES SENATE CAMPAIGN  FUNDRAISER WITH COVID TASK FORCE

HAGERTY SCORES SENATE CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER WITH COVID TASK FORCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020

NASHVILLE – U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, the lone member of the White House’s COVID-19 Task Force seeking elected office, will hold a campaign fundraiser with fellow task force member and max-out donor Art Laffer this morning. Hagerty has already received $13,500 in corporate PAC checks from six corporations and $16,800 more from individuals from the White House COVID-19 Task Force

In exchange for campaign donations, listeners will benefit from insider information on the economic recovery efforts. “We simply ask that you show your support and make a contribution to Bill’s campaign,” wrote Hagerty fundraiser Kim Kaegi in an email solicitation. 

“Offering insider information all Tennesseans need to know in exchange for campaign donations is exactly what’s wrong with politics and why Tennesseans are looking for new leadership,” said James Mackler, a decorated Iraq war combat veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. “While Bill Hagerty’s race is funded by sweetheart loans, corporate PACs, and Washington special interests, my campaign is fueled by thousands of individual Tennesseans investing to elect a combat veteran who will do what’s right and stand up to any president when they’re wrong.”

White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, who infamously insisted that the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was “pretty close to airtight,” has already appeared on a similar call for Hagerty’s campaign. On that call, Kudlow urged listeners to “open their wallets” for Hagerty even though, at the time, his campaign went out of their way to say it was not a fundraising event

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

James 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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