$460,691 in Donations to Liberal Elites
As seen in the Tennessee Star, Despite Phil Bredesen’s efforts to position himself as a pro-Trump democrat in his bid for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, a deep dive into his political giving reveals that he has donated close to a half-million dollars to liberal democratic candidates running nationally in past years.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Bredesen has branded himself as a sort of pro-Trump Democrat in his race against Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. He says that he isn’t “the toy of the national Democratic Party.” Campaign contributions filed with the Federal Election Commission and the Tennessee Campaign Finance database say he is a party favorite thanks to $460,691 in campaign contributions.
For the last three decades, Bredesen has given faithfully from his pharmaceutical fortune. He has contributed to congressional and Senate and presidential campaigns of dozens of major liberal candidates since 1983. Now that money could come back and haunt his current ambitions in a state President Trump won by 26 points.
Bredesen’s campaign is not denying his huge financial support for liberal Democrat candidates over many years. “Bredesen spokeswoman Alyssa Hansen didn’t dispute the money,” the Examiner noted.