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Poskevich Endorses Crowell for U.S. Senate

News release from Shaun Crowell campaign:
Paris, Tennessee – September 13, 2012. At the Henry County Tea Party meeting on Thursday, former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Zach Poskevich endorsed Dr. Shaun Crowell’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Crowell is running against incumbent Senator Bob Corker as an independent endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Tennessee.
“I am deeply humbled and grateful to Mr. Poskevich for his endorsement,” stated Crowell. “Zach fought the good fight in his race, and his fight will continue on in my race. Our mutual principles of fiscal responsibility, downsizing the federal government, a return to limited government under the U.S. Constitution, and respect for human life are critical to the future of our country and I look forward to working with Zach Poskevich as we continue to fight for these principles.”
Dr. Crowell continued, “Senator Bob Corker has driven this country further down the path to fiscal insolvency and big government. With Zach’s help, we can defeat Senator Corker and begin moving both our country and the Great State of Tennessee into a new era of prosperity and governmental restraint.”
Dr. Shaun Crowell was born in Union City, TN and has lived all over the state in the last 38 years. He is a proud Christian husband and father of three. Dr. Crowell is the founder and owner of Agape Pet Hospital, LLC in Spring Hill, Tennessee. To learn more about Dr. Shaun Crowell and his campaign for the U.S. Senate, visit www.ShaunCrowell.com.

Note: Poskevich was second in the Aug. 2 Republican primary with 28,311 votes. Bob Corker won it with 389,613.

Zach Poskevich’s Corker-Bashing Gets Some Media Attention

Zach Poskevich, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has been on a statewide tour, criticizing incumbent Sen. Bob Corker at every stop. He’s getting some press attention.
From a visit to Shelbyville:
He also blasted Corker for voting for Attorney General Eric Holder, who was just held in contempt of Congress for not releasing document related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation.
“We had the information on Eric Holder, yet Corker voted to confirm him, and what the consequence of that?” he asked. “The death of two border agents and the deaths of over 200 Mexicans.”
“We have to stand for what’s right and confront the evil we see,” he added.

From the Jackson Sun:
Poskevich said he has traveled to about 60 counties in the state since August. This is his first time running for office. He said he is affiliated with the Tea Party and that his goal is to restore the government principles of America’s founding fathers.
“This race is not about me,” he said. “It’s about restoring biblical truths in America. There are no longer consequences for our actions.”

From the Mountain Press:
Poskevich thinks Corker is not reading the bills that come before him, that he’s ignoring the Constitution, that he’s voting to confirm presidential appointments he shouldn’t be voting for. In short, Zach Poskevich doesn’t think too much of Bob Corker as U.S. senator.
“I have a problem with senators not reading the bills,” he said during a visit to The Mountain Press. “Voting yes on any bill without reading it is treasonous.”

Corker Has $7.4 Million Cash on Hand; Primary Opponent $9,375

Sen. Bob Corker raised just over $1 million from October through December of last year, bringing his year-long fundraising total to more than $6.7 million, according to reports reviewed by The Tennessean.
He spent $671,366 last year, leaving him with almost $7.4 million on Dec. 31. Corker raised about 200 times as much as his best-funded challenger, Republican Zachary Scott Poskevich, who brought in $33,069. That included $23,069 from individual donors and $10,000 from a loan Poskevich made to his campaign.
Poskevich, a Hendersonville technology consultant and Army veteran, spent $23,692 last year and had $9,375 on Dec. 31.
In the last three months of 2011, nearly three-quarters of Corker’s campaign contributions — $755,277 — came from individual donors, including some big names in Tennessee.
Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, each donated $2,700. The couple has donated $10,000 to Corker during this election cycle.
Haslam’s father, Jim Haslam, founder of the travel-center chain Pilot Corp., and Haslam’s brother, Jimmy Haslam, Pilot’s chief executive, each have contributed $5,000 to Corker’s campaign. Jimmy Haslam was Corker’s college roommate and his statewide campaign chairman in 2006.
…Some of Corker’s donors live out of state, particularly New York and the Washington, D.C. area. Many reported that they work for financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.
Corker, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, received more than $45,000 from the political action committees of banks and financial services companies during the last three months of 2011. Since his last election, he has received more than $1.1 million from individuals and PACs affiliated with the banking, securities, finance and credit card industries, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Corker Gets a Republican Challenger (relying on ‘tea party’ fervor’)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hendersonville technology consultant Zach Poskevich says he will capitalize on “tea party fervor” in challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in the next year’s Republican primary.
Poskevich, an Army veteran making his first bid for office, said in a release announcing his candidacy on Wednesday that he “can do better than Bob Corker.”
Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, had $5.3 million on hand for his re-election bid at the end of the most recent reporting period, compared with $5,000 Poskevich had given his own campaign.
Poskevich acknowledged that he won’t be able to challenge Corker’s fundraising prowess, which he called “corporate-driven.”
Federal Election Commission records list James Patrick Durkan of Chattanooga as another Republican candidate for the seat. No Democrats have joined the race so far.
Note: Poskevich’s announcement news release is below.

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