The Family Research Council’s Action PAC on Thursday endorsed state Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) for Congress.
Green is running for the 7th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7), who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).
The Washington, D.C., pro-family advocacy group has many members and supporters in Tennessee.
“These formidable times require bold leaders of unwavering conviction,” Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council and its Action PAC, said in a campaign news release. “From speaking with Mark Green, consulting with those who know him, and observing his professional record in the Tennessee Senate, we believe he will be just such a leader in the United States Congress.”
Boykin said the council’s Action PAC believes that if elected, Green would “continue to advocate for limited government and strong family values.”
Earlier this month, Green picked up an endorsement from the Club for Growth, a fiscal conservative advocacy group. He also has been endorsed by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who won the 2012 Tennessee Republican presidential primary.
Green is a physician, veteran and businessman first elected to the state Senate in 2012.
Conservative activist Laurie Cardoza Moore and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore have said they are considering joining the race for the Republican nomination for Blackburn’s congressional seat.