President Donald Trump endorsed Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate in the state’s Republican primary, in a tweet Thursday afternoon.
Trump touted Blackburn’s position on “Military, Border Security and Crime” and announced that he would go to Tennessee to campaign with her. Blackburn is looking to replace Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s seat, who announced he would not be seeking re-election in September.
.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2018
Blackburn tweeted she is “grateful” for Trump’s endorsement and is “looking forward to working together with him to fight for Tennessee families.”
I thank President Trump for both his support and leadership. I am grateful for this endorsement and look forward to working together with him to fight for Tennessee families. https://t.co/RZ44zi6hEr
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) April 19, 2018
The winner of the primary will take on former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen.
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