NASHVILLE – James Mackler’s U.S. Senate campaign issued the following statement reacting to Senator Corker’s vote today and his rapidly evolving healthcare policy positions. Amid confusion earlier this week on what Senators were being asked to vote on, Senator Corker told reporters “I’ll move to proceed anything that Mitch [McConnell] wants to proceed to.”

“Earlier this week Senator Corker said he’d vote for ‘anything’ his party leader put in front of him and with his vote today he has succeeded in putting blind political obedience ahead of people,” said James Mackler campaign manager Dave Hoffman. “Unlike Senator Corker, James Mackler knows that true patriotism is not blind obedience to authority, and that is exactly why so many Tennesseans are excited to hire him for the job. Healthcare is a right and cuts to Medicaid, increases in premiums for our sick and elderly, and decreases in necessary coverage will 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, 45, resides in Nashville with his wife and their two young children.

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