The Homeschool Legal Defense Association Action PAC has endorsed Mark Green for Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District.
PAC Director Jeremiah Lorrig told The Tennessee Star Thursday that members of the group this year are only making endorsements in a few select races across the country.
“Most of the races that we are endorsing in are very close races, but there are a few like Green who stand out, even in safe districts,” Lorrig said.
“We wanted to recognize his support for homeschooling.”
In the endorsement letter, Lorrig cites what he said were Green’s “pro-family positions,” and his “commitment to the rights of homeschoolers.”
The HSLDA PAC represents more than two million homeschool students and their families, according to a press release.
HSLDA Action PAC is the latest national grassroots group to back Green for Congress. The campaign recently announced endorsements from the National Federation for Independent Business, the National Rifle Association, and the National Right to Life.
“I am honored to receive the HSLDA’s endorsement,” Green said in a statement.
“I’m a firm believer in the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children. I have consistently fought for 18 students and families in Tennessee, and it’s a fight I’ll continue if elected to Congress.”
Republican Marsha Blackburn currently occupies the Seventh Congressional District seat Green wants. She is right now running for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Phil Bredesen.
Democrat Justin Kanew is running against Green for the seat.
The HSLDA Action PAC is the connected PAC of HSLDA Action and is a multi-candidate federal political action committee, according to its website.
The HSLDA brings together many homeschooling families so each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense and not face legal threats alone, the website went on to say.
In addition to Green, the PAC this year also endorsed Blackburn for her U.S. Senate race, according to its website.
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