Senate candidate Poskevich aims at Corker's record

Sunday, July 1, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate Zach Poskevich stopped by the Bedford County courthouse Friday to ask for support during the Republican primary, set for Aug. 2. Poskevich blasted Senator Bob Corker for votes he cast concerning Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and Attorney General Eric Holder. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)

A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate took aim at Bob Corker during a tour of county courthouses on Friday.

While the searing heat kept many from being outside, Zach Poskevich stopped at the Bedford County courthouse to meet citizens and talk about his stand on the issues.


Poskevich describes himself as a Christian, a Constitutionalist and a war veteran, saying his solutions are designed to return "power to the people, demand high moral and ethical standards in Washington and remind them that they work for us," according to campaign literature he handed out.

He said that voters are telling him they are not happy with Sen. Bob Corker.

"They are looking at his voting record and especially after what happened yesterday," referring to the Affordable Care Act being upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday, "they know that we need to elect senators who going to take the role serious."

Judging judges

Poskevich said that senator should look at judges who "abide by the strict original intent of the Constitution, not using any agendas, not trying to make a political statement, not try to further us down the road ..."

He said many were disappointed in the decision of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts on the "Obamacare" ruling, "but we really shouldn't be surprised."

"The U.S. Senator represents Tennessee, and Tennesseans ... and that's what my focus will be," Poskevich explained. "That's the role of the Senate, to make sure that the state rights are protected."


He also blasted Corker for voting for Attorney General Eric Holder, who was just held in contempt of Congress for not releasing document related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation.

"We had the information on Eric Holder, yet Corker voted to confirm him, and what the consequence of that?" he asked. "The death of two border agents and the deaths of over 200 Mexicans."

"We have to stand for what's right and confront the evil we see," he added.

For more information on his campaign, his web site is