U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) endorsed State Senator Jack Jackson (R-Franklin) in his bid for another term in the Tennessee General Assembly.
“Jack Johnson epitomizes everything we love about Tennessee. He is an unapologetic conservative who is not shy about standing up for our values. I’m grateful for Jack’s service to Tennessee, and I’m proud he is my state senator. He has consistently fought to lower taxes, defend our constitutional rights, ensure every parent has a voice in their child’s education, and protect our most vulnerable,” Senator Blackburn said in an emailed statement. “Tennessee must continue to elect strong conservative leaders, like Jack. I look forward to casting my vote for Jack, and I encourage all my friends and neighbors to join me in supporting Jack Johnson in the Republican Primary.”
In addition to the endorsement, Blackburn will join Johnson at his annual fundraising event, alongside Governor Bill Lee and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally.
“I am honored to have the support of Tennessee’s great Senator Marsha Blackburn in my re-election campaign, and I’m grateful to call her a friend,” Johnson added. “Senator Blackburn and I have worked together to defend our Tennessee, conservative values and fight for the people of our great state, and I’m asking you for the opportunity to continue doing exactly that. I look forward to continuing our fight to ensure Tennessee’s best days are ahead of us. I hope that I can earn your trust and support.”
The incumbent senator, who has been routinely re-elected, is facing GOP primary challenger Gary Humble, the executive director for Tennessee Stands.
Humble previously claimed he opted to run due to the lack of “strong leadership representing the people.”
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