Corker Meets With Veterans Groups In Clarksville

Clarksville, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican Senate Nominee Bob Corker spoke to a veterans group today in Clarksville and promised to work on getting a VA hospital in the city.

Located about 40 miles northwest of Nashville, Clarksville is a military town, with many of its residents connected to Fort Campbell, the sprawling Army Post nearby.

Corker told the veterans that he had already written a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson and asked for a meeting, if he were elected, to discuss turning Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville into a new health care facility for the area's numerous veterans.

He said he doubts that any county in the state values veterans more than Montgomery County.

Corker is in a close race with Democrat Harold Ford Junior to replace Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist in the Senate. He campaigned Monday with Tennessee's other US Senator, Lamar Alexander.

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