Sen. Marsha Blackburn Endorses Trump For President

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Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn became the ninth senator to endorse former President Donald Trump’s third bid for the Oval Office Monday.

“Under President Trump, our economy was booming, gas prices were low, and inflation was under control. Our border was secure, our adversaries feared us, & our military was strong. I am proud to endorse Donald Trump for President and can’t wait until he’s back in the White House,” she tweeted.

Trump has garnered endorsements from 51 members of Congress, including GOP House Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York and former House Freedom Caucus chairman Andy Biggs of Arizona. Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has not yet officially declared a bid, is endorsed by Texas Rep. Chip Roy and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie. Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is endorsed by South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman.

Trump also announced endorsements from Tennessee Sen. Bill Hagerty and Reps. Diana Harshbarger and John Rose.

A close ally of the 45th president, Blackburn received Trump’s endorsement during her initial 2018 Senate run. Blackburn spoke in support of Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention, saying that Trump supported law enforcement while Democrats sought to defund police. (RELATED: Tennessee Senate Stays Red As Marsha Blackburn Fends Off Democrat Phil Bredesen)

Trump won Tennessee in the 2016 GOP primary by 14 points over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and crossed the 60% threshold during both of his general election bids.