Meet Ward Baker, the strategist behind Marsha Blackburn’s winning US Senate campaign

by Joel Ebert The Tennessean When Republican Marsha Blackburn celebrated her U.S. Senate victory over Democrat Phil Bredesen on Tuesday, she heaped praise on many of her backers throughout the race. “You know one person does not win a campaign,” she said, thanking the many volunteers who helped knock on 1.5 million doors and make 3 million phone calls throughout the 13-month … Read More

Tennessee native Ward Baker’s stock soars with Republican wins

by Joey Garrison It was September 2015, months before voting began in the Republican presidential primary, and Ward Baker was bracing for what still seemed unthinkable to most — Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. Baker set out to prepare his staff and the upcoming crop of Republican U.S. Senate candidates for a presidential standard-bearer who had already upended … Read More

GOP Looks to Ex-Marine Ward Baker in Bid to Keep Senate Control

By Kristina Peterson Republicans seeking to preserve their Senate majority have rested much of their hope and money on Ward Baker, a fiery-tempered former Marine. The success of his battle plan will be tested in two weeks. Some Republicans are privately concerned that Mr. Baker, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, didn’t raise enough money and deployed much … Read More