On Tuesday the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC encorsed Iraq war veteran State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) in the race for the 7th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07).
Blackburn has no opposition for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), and is expected to face former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, in the November general election.
“Founded to elect more combat veterans to Congress, the PAC has endorsed over 100 combat veterans since its founding in 2009,” the Green campaign said in a statement, which continued:
In announcing its endorsement, the PAC commented that Dr. Green “will bring to Congress his extensive experience in public policy skills, medical issues, and wisdom to better solve problems in government and represent the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee and the Republic.”
A graduate of West Point, Green’s decorated military career began as an infantry officer. As an Army special operations flight surgeon assigned to the 160th Special Ops Aviation Regiment, he planned and flew on some of the War on Terror’s most covert operations. Green’s most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein. His military awards include the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Air Medal with “V” device for valor under heavy enemy fire, and numerous other medals for service.
“It was an honor to serve our country in uniform, and today I’m honored to receive the Combat Veterans PAC’s endorsement,” stated Green. “We need more leaders in Congress who understand the challenges facing our nation, and I look forward to working with my fellow veterans to rebuild our military.”
The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC is the latest national organization to endorse Green’s campaign for Congress. Other prominent national organizations supporting Dr. Green for Congress include the Club for Growth, FRC Action, GOPAC, the House Freedom Fund, and FreedomWorks. In Tennessee, Green has the endorsement of 100 grassroots conservative leaders and 20 mayors in the district.
Green has no opposition in the August 2 Republican primary, and is a heavy favorite to win the general election in November.