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Wesley Clark, Roz Kurita Back Bill Morrison in 7th District

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Two names that have counted for something in Democratic Party politics were put at the disposal of 7th District congressional candidate Bill Morrison Friday.

State Senator Rosalind Kurita of Clarksville, who achieved a significant local following during her brief run for the U.S. Senate, was the guest of honor at a fundraiser for Morrison at the Cordova home of Brian and Nancy Kuhn.

And while there, Morrison, an army veteran who is now a middle-school teacher in Bartlett, unveiled a letter of endorsement from retired General Wesley Clark, who ran for president in 2004 and may do so again in 2008.

“We were in the Army together,” deadpanned Moirrison of the former NATO commander. Morrison is challenging Republican incumbent Marsha Blackburn of Franklin.

Clark's letter reads as follows:

“America needs new leadership in Congress. Today American families face many difficult challenges at home and abroad. There has never been a time when foreign affairs were as closely linked to the daily lives of Tennesseans as they are now. We are fighting the causes of terrorism that threaten our homes and we must prepare for a changing global economy that demands America train its people to compete in the world marketplace for the best jobs. That is exactly why we need Bill Morrison in Congress to fight for us in Washington, DC and I am pleased to endorse him today.

“An Army veteran, and history teacher, nominated as Disney Teacher of the year in 2005, Bill is the ideal person to help put this country back on the right track. He understands what it means to serve his country, is fully committed to full funding for the VA so no veterans are denied health care. Bill Morrison will help ensure that our military receives the best equipment and training available. I believe that as a Congressman, Bill will bring fresh ideas to creating affordable healthcare for all our citizens, focus on the meeting the needs of the middle class and promote education.”

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