US Sen Bob Corker to speak at Rhea GOP Reagan Dinner


Rhea County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner to feature U.S. Sen Bob Corker at RCHS on April 5th

Wednesday – March 19, 2014

tngopEvery year like-minded Rhea Countians come together to celebrate the ideas of freedom and limited government.  Organized by the Rhea County Republican Party, the annual dinner has a reputation for landing some of the biggest names in the Republican Party.

Past speakers include Gov. Bill Haslam, Gov. Winfield Dunn, TN Sen Speaker Ron Ramsey, TN House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Former US Senator and Hollywood star Fred Thompson.

This year will be no exception as the Rhea County Republican Party has announced U.S. Senator Bob Corker will be the keynote speaker and TN Republican Party Chairman, Chris Devaney will perform as master of ceremonies.

Rhea GOP Chair Ken Coppinger says, “I am really excited about having U.S. Senator Bob Corker and TN Republican Pary Chair–Chris Devaney to help us celebrate our Reagan Day Dinner.


I’m always inspired by the enthusiasm of the Rhea County Republican Party, and I look forward to discussing how we can work together to make our country stronger for future generations.

Bob Corker – US Senator


Despite his busy schedule in the U.S. Senate, Corker always has time for Rhea County.  Senator Corker tells us, “I’m always inspired by the enthusiasm of the Rhea County Republican Party, and I look forward to discussing how we can work together to make our country stronger for future generations.”  Senator Corker is currently the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee and an active member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

Chris Devaney, TN GOP Chairman
Chris Devaney, TN GOP Chairman

Also excited about this year’s dinner, TN State Republican Party Chair, Chris Devaney says, “It is an honor to be a part of the Rhea County Reagan Day Dinner. Rhea County symbolizes the bedrock of Tennessee principles and I look forward to being there with a true statesman Bob Corker.”  

Devaney has served as Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party since 2009 and led the charge in the 2010 midterms as Tennessee Republicans gained the governorship, control of both the state’s House and Senate, and seven of nine Congressional seats.  Devaney recently rolled out the “Red to the Roots” program which recruits and supports candidates in local and judicial races.

Rhea GOP leaders are grateful to have a new venue for this year’s event.  Rhea GOP Chairman Ken Coppinger says, We are very proud to host this year’s annual event at the new state-of-the-art Rhea County High School.  The facilities are designed to seat over 400 guests, and our goal is to fill every seat.”

Local and state candidates will have an opportunity to win over potential voters during social hour which begins at 6pm.  Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by US Senator Corker with his keynote address.

2014flyerContact Rhea GOP

To reserve your tickets, call Ken Coppinger at 423-775-1182 or Tom Taylor (home) 775-9180 or (cell) 423-618-1652.  Ticket price is $40 per ticket or $300 to reserve a table of 8.

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Featured image at top is Bob Corker at Shelby County GOP dinner. Photo: Republican Party of Shelby County

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