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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 31, 2013

While area Democrats planned a traditional welcome for President Barack Obama’s visit to Chattanooga yesterday, Republicans and the Chattanooga Tea Party were not so welcoming according to Knoxnews. The Tennessee Republican Party began airing a television ad Monday declaring that Tennessee is a success “not because of [Obama’s] liberal policies, but in spite of them.” In a statement, state Republican Chairman Chris Devaney insisted the ad “isn’t about President Obama or his feckless leadership on jobs and the economy — everyone is well aware of that dismal record. Instead, this ad is about the great things happening here in Tennessee because of Republican leadership.” The president was in town to tour the Amazon fulfillment center and discuss job creation.