Latest Fact-checks on Tennessee Republican Party Tennessee Republican Party stated on May 23, 2018 in a Republican party blog post: "While Phil Bredesen was in the governor’s office, the number of Tennesseans on unemployment nearly doubled." Tennessee Republican Party stated on October 11, 2012 in a mailer sent for a state legislative campaign.: Says House Democrats "voted to use your tax dollars for abortions" by voting against bill defunding Planned Parenthood. Tennessee Republican Party stated on February 25, 2008 in in a press release: "You don't even have to go outside Obama's campaign to find advisers who are anti-Israel." Tennessee Republican Party stated on February 25, 2008 in a news release: "The board of a nonprofit organization on which Obama served as a paid director ... granted funding to a controversial Arab group."