Memphis Commercial Appeal: Re-Elect Corker

Nov 3, 2012

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is running for a second term in the Senate.

He is being challenged on Tuesday's ballot by Democrat Mark Clayton, who has been disavowed by the state Democratic Party, which said he lacks credibility.

Even without Clayton's problems with state Democrats, this race is a no-brainer. BOB CORKER should be sent back to Washington.

The former Chattanooga mayor and state commissioner of finance has shown the kind of statesmanship, willingness to work in a bipartisan manner and independence of thought that has been lacking in the halls of Congress.

He has been creative in trying to find solutions to the nation's budget and energy issues.

Corker thinks there will be enough common ground among Democrats and Republicans in Congress that will go a long way toward solving the country's fiscal problems.

That is important, he said, because corporate American is waiting to see if Washington can get together in working to improve the budget situation before companies will begin significant hiring again.

Corker's moderate approach to governing is something that is sorely needed in the nation's capital.

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