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The Passing of Senator Bill Brock ~ March 25, 2021
Dear Tennessee Republicans -
We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Bill Brock of Chattanooga. His legacy of service to our State is as long and mighty as the Tennessee River itself. Stepping away from public life in 1987, many Tennesseans may not realize the impact of Senator Brock's contribution to the history of Tennessee and the United States.
First elected to Congress in 1962, he served 4 terms as Chattanooga's Congressman before being elected to the United States Senate in 1970. Following his service in the Senate, Bill Brock was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He led our Party for four years culminating in President Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1980. President Reagan appointed Senator Brock to be the United States Trade Representative from 1981 through 1985, and then again asked him to serve in his cabinet as US Secretary of Labor ending in 1987.
The Tennessee Republican Party had the opportunity to honor Senator Brock with our highest award, The Howard Baker Award, at the 2019 Statesman's Dinner for his years of dedication and commitment to our State and Party. Our prayers go out to his wife, Sandy, and the entire Brock family, especially our colleague Oscar, who is currently serving the Tennessee Republican Party as our Committeeman for the RNC.
We are truly blessed as a State and Country that men of such character and caliber as Bill Brock dedicated their lives to making our lives better, and his efforts and impact will not be forgotten. Thank you.
Chairman, Tennessee Republican Party
Press Release ~
STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN SCOTT GOLDEN ON BIDEN'S VP SELECTION
AUG 12, 2020 | Nashville Statement from Tennessee Republican Party Chair Scott Golden following former Vice President Joe Biden selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 campaign. "It goes without saying that the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate is an important decision. The Biden campaign's persistence to have the former Vice President remain in his basement for the better part of 2020 adds to the pressure of making the right choice," said Scott Golden. "Unfortunately, a Senator Kamala Harris pick proves that the Biden campaign is completely controlled by the radical left of the Democratic party. The days of good, old "uncle" Joe are long gone and have been replaced by a mob bent on raising taxes, radical theories, ransacking America," continued Golden. "I have faith that when the voters examine both candidates and campaigns they will come to the conclusion that only one person can make and keep America great... President Donald Trump," concluded Golden. Belmont University in Nashville will be hosting a Presidential Debate on October 22, 2020.
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