Roll Call suggests the junior senator may be looking at the statehouse:
“Sen. Corker is sometimes very frustrated with the process in the Senate, he is someone whose mindset is executive oriented,” one Tennessee GOP operative said. “He’s got an impressive private sector background and he’s used to getting things done, and that is the antithesis of the Senate.”
Local social media start-up Goba has teamed up with American Majority, a conservative get-out-the-vote organization, to get in front of millions of NASCAR fans between now and the fall. Goba is providing an app and other services to help American Majority Racing communicate with race fans.
SEE ALSO: Politico's profile of American Majority Racing
A Nashville Health Care Council panel this week took a close at the state and future of health care reform. Among its discussion points was how the Supreme Court will this spring address challenges to the law — as well as how that might influence turnout in November's presidential election.
“If the individual mandate is struck down, Republicans would be jubilant,” said Tevi Troy, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. “But it would mobilize the Democratic base to reelect President Obama, in the hopes he could nominate judges who would shift the court’s balance. If the individual mandate is upheld, that could likewise galvanize the GOP base in an effort to elect a Republican president.”
Rick Perry gets some endorsements from some Tennessee lawmakers. The full release is here.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced the endorsement of six Republican Tennessee lawmakers, including Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown, State Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny of Tullahoma, State Rep. Don Miller of Morristown and State Rep. Mark White of Memphis.
The Legal Times reported late yesterday on a landmark case affecting, well, just about everybody.
A three-judge panel in Washington D.C. has upheld the constitutionality of the ban against foreign citizens donating money to candidates in state and federal elections. Interestingly, a lawyer is at the root of this case. Benjamin Bluman, an associate with New York City firm Sidley Austin, sued the Federal Election Commission in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, arguing the ban violates the first amendment.
It seems we have enough trouble policing our own folks in this regard. What would it be like if the entire world was allowed this level of participation in our political process? Click here for the case history details including the relevance of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, which prohibits foreign nationals from making campaign contributions.
Per an email from the man himself, Tom Ingram is joining the Huntsman campaign:
I have agreed to join the team of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as a “general strategist” to his presidential campaign. After spending considerable time with the Governor, I’m more convinced than ever that he has what it takes to be both a winning candidate and a great President – and believe that we can make a real difference in the outcome.
What this assignment means is that I’ll participate in regular strategy calls with the campaign team and in occasional meetings at the campaign headquarters in Orlando. On occasion, I’ll also join Governor Huntsman for major events, such as the Iowa debate.
Politico categorizes Ingram as a fixer.