Bob Corker

Regional
9:57 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Corker Asks President Obama to Provide Lethal Aid to Syrian Opposition

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Tennessee’s junior U.S. Senator is asking the White House to provide arms to certain groups within the Syrian opposition.

Republican Bob Corker wrote a letter to President Obama this week, urging him to allow lethal aid to vetted elements within the opposition who aren’t hardline Islamists.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Corker, the ranking member of the GOP on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, argued in his letter that providing arms to secular elements in the Syrian opposition would “shift momentum away from radical Islamist groups, the Assad regime and its militias toward more moderate elements and could help alter the balance of power on the ground at a time when negotiations over a political settlement have stalled.”

Some senior U.S. officials told the Journal that Corker’s proposal would have little more than symbolic value at this point, given that arms are already widely available inside Syria.

Politics
2:11 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Tennessee's Democratic U.S. Senate Nominee Disavowed as Member of Anti-Gay Group

The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing its U.S. Senate nominee, saying he’s associated with a “known hate group.” Mark Clayton won Thursday’s seven-way Democratic primary with 30% of the vote.

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Politics
7:37 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Corker Wins GOP Primary in Tennessee, Has Big War Chest Heading Into Fall

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has fended off four challengers in a Republican primary to win his party's nomination for a second term. The former Chattanooga mayor faced a much easier time in his re-election bid than he did when he ran in 2006. Then he had a tough primary against two former congressmen and narrowly defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in an even-more bruising general election campaign.

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Politics
9:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Actress Enters Tennessee Democratic Primary Race

Actress Park Overall

Actress Park Overall said she's always had an interest in politics so she's mounting a bid to be the Democrat who takes the longshot chance at unseating Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. Overall starred in the popular television series "Empty Nest" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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