NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2015) – Mayoral candidate David Fox, who has of late attempted to rebrand himself as an ‘independent’, spent his weekend in Williamson County with Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Diane Black and other suburban Republicans at the annual Republican fundraiser for Senator Jack Johnson. The even known as “Boots & Jeans, BBQ & Beans” also welcomed Wisconsin Governor and perennial opponent of working families, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.
“Clearly, David Fox is more focused on presidential politics, than he is on the Nashville mayoral race,” said Sean Braisted, communications director for Megan Barry. “While Megan has been endorsed by a broad coalition of Nashville groups, David Fox had to go to Williamson County to find support from a Republican State Senator who has repeatedly undermined Nashville’s ability to govern itself.”
Among Sen. Jack Johnson’s list of accomplishments are:
Allowing guns in Nashville parks (SB1171)
Banning a citywide minimum wage (SB1327)
Opposing the Nashville local hire charter amendment, which voters passed with 58 percent support, while threatening state action if the city tried to enforce the law.
“This election offers a clear choice. Megan Barry is a progressive coalition builder who can bring together people from all sides of the political spectrum to do what’s best for Nashville. David Fox is a conservative Republican, with ties to extremist like Marsha Blackburn & Jack Johnson, who will put his personal politics ahead of our city. That’s may work at the Williamson County Republican Party, but it’s not the Nashville way,” said Braistead.