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Corker Criticized For Working With Democrats

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker insists his willingness to work with Democrats doesn't make him a moderate, but ardent conservatives think otherwise.

According to The Tennessean, Corker recently came under fire throughout an eight-stop swing through Middle Tennessee during the congressional recess earlier this month.

During one stop, Corker sparred with a Nashville lawyer over the senator's plan to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the nation's main backers of home mortgages.

President Barack Obama endorsed the proposal he developed with a Democratic senator to replace the mortgage giants.

If anything, Corker describes himself as a "pragmatic thought leader" who went to Washington to focus on business matters.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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