BRENTWOOD, TN – Today, the Marsha for Senate campaign released a video, 'Fighting for Lower Taxes,' highlighting Marsha Blackburn's role in the fight against a Tennessee state income tax. As Americans across the country prepare to file their federal tax returns, they are seeing much needed relief from the historic tax cuts Congress implemented last year, and once again, Tennesseans are not forced to pay a state income tax.
Speaking about the video, campaign manager Kevin Golden said, "As a Tennessee State Senator, Marsha Blackburn stood with thousands of Tennesseans and fought against a massive, job-killing, state income tax. As a United States Senator, she will stand with millions of honest Americans and continue to fight to help ease the tax burden middle-class families face. On the other hand, Phil Bredesen is a tax and spend liberal who would have voted against President Trump's historic tax cuts. Tennesseans are not buying his moderate talking points, but they can always trust Marsha Blackburn to fight for Tennessee families to keep more of their own hard-earned money."
Steve Gill: "As millions of Americans go to file their federal income tax returns, one of the things that Tennesseans should appreciate is that thanks to people like Marsha Blackburn, we don't have to pay a state income tax. We never have, and we never will thanks to the leadership that we saw from Marsha in fighting the state income tax."
Ben Cunningham: "Tennessee would be a much, much different state today if Marsha Blackburn had not been there fighting for us. We were showing the politicians what the political will was. Somebody had to be inside and actually making those decisions and making those tough votes, and that's what Marsha Blackburn did."
Phil Valentine: "From my standpoint, it wasn't about am I going to pay more money out of my paycheck? It was about how big do we want our government to grow? How big and intrusive do we want our government to be?"
Former State Representative Donna Barrett (Rowland): "Our government is of the people, by the people, for the people, and that issue, those days proved that more than anything else."
Steve Gill: "You know some people look at politicians and say, 'Well, what have they done for me lately?' Well, every April 15th Tennesseans should remember they are not paying a state income tax thanks to people like Marsha Blackburn."