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MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR DECORATED IRAQ WAR  VETERAN JAMES MACKLER IN CAMPAIGN FOR  TENNESSEE’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT

MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR DECORATED IRAQ WAR VETERAN JAMES MACKLER IN CAMPAIGN FOR TENNESSEE’S OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT

Campaign will report raising over $100k in pre-primary filing period

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2020

NASHVILLE – Decorated Iraq War veteran James Mackler, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will report having raised more than $100,000 on his pre-primary FEC filing for the period between July 1 and July 17 in his campaign for Tennessee’s open seat. The pre-primary report, due on July 25, will also indicate that Mackler’s campaign has more than $600,000 on hand. 94% of the individual donations in this truncated reporting period were under $200, 75% of the donors were from Tennessee, and 36% were first time campaign donors, showing growing momentum to add to new endorsements from the Tennessee AFL-CIO and Jewish Democratic Council of America, as well as airing television commercials statewide across Tennessee

“While Tennesseans are subjected to my opponent’s non-stop messages of hate and division, and pledges to be a rubber stamp for an agenda that’s hurting our state, I’m asking Tennesseans to let me serve again in a time of crisis,” said James, who years earlier closed his law practice to volunteer for the 101st Airborne Division after we were attacked on 9/11. “My track record of service resonates with voters across Tennessee, and we’re building the team and raising the money to make sure that story is told.” 

Since launching his campaign at a closed rural hospital in McKenzie, Tennessee, James 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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