NASHVILLE -- Despite Federal Election Commission filings that indicate U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R, has a sizable financial advantage over primary challenger Zach Poskevich, recent straw polls reveal Poskevich is gaining ground with Tennessee voters.
Since January 1 of this year, five straw polls conducted at Tea Party events in Middle and West Tennessee show Poskevich beating Corker by no less than 52 percentage points.
At the Tennessee Republican Assembly convention held last month, Poskevich took 87 percent of the vote and Corker just 13 percent.
"As people become aware of Bob Corker's record they realize he's not a true conservative," said Poskevich.
Poskevich mounted his campaign against Corker in response to the senator's numerous votes against the Constitution.
Corker voted for the new START treaty with Russia which is unconstitutional because of its provision allowing modification without senate consent and he's voted for continuing resolutions instead of forcing a budget vote as outlined in the Constitution, said Poskevich. His vote for the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act also circumvents the Senate's Constitutional duty of approval.
Corker also supported the Protect IP Act, better known as PIPA, which would have interfered with Internet freedom of speech.
In addition to Constitutional concerns, Poskevich's platform includes protecting the sanctity of human life, reducing the size of government and the national debt, securing the border and reforming the tax code.
"I'm proposing real solutions and not just campaign rhetoric," Poskevich said.
For more information about Poskevich, visit www.zachforsenate.com.
After serving four years in the U.S. Army as a Specialist, Poskevich attended Tennessee Technological University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in finance. He now works as an Information Technology consultant. Poskevich grew up in Humphrey's County, Tenn. He, his wife Lenore, and their 10-year-old daughter now reside in Sumner County, Tenn.