Corker Declines to Discuss Mark Clayton; Does Discuss Todd Akin

Not surprisingly, Republican Sen. Bob Corker is choosing to ignore the flap over his apparent Democratic opponent in November, Mark Clayton, who has been disavowed by the Democratic party, reports WPLN.
When asked about Clayton, Senator Corker hardly responded.
“I don’t think it serves any purpose for me to weigh in on what’s happening or what has happened in another primary. I don’t think it changes one iota of what we planned to do in this race.”
Corker says he plans to talk about fiscal issues. Speaking to the Madison Rotary Club Tuesday, Corker hardly mentioned that he’s up for re-election, only saying that he had to think long and hard before deciding to run again.
Otherwise, Corker gave a technical talk about the insolvency of Medicare and asked that voters support some of the tough decisions that will have to be made in the coming years.

On the other hand, he did talk about Missouri Rep. Todd Akin‘s rape remarks:
“There’s no question the comments that he made were just unbelievably off base and it’s hard to imagine what he was thinking when he said what he said.”
Corker, who often sidesteps hot-button topics, says he’ll allow others to give Akin advice about his political future.

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