Congressman Marsha Blackburn won her primary race to become the Republican candidate for a seat in the United States Senate vacated by Bob Corker.
Blackburn won the primary Thursday and has been a familiar face to many Tennesseans for years and has been politically connected to the Republican Party since the 90’s. Blackburn has also been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump’s administration.
Blackburn traveled through the state during her campaign. She said it’s time to shake up Washington D.C. and fight against the status quo.
She released the following statement Thursday evening:
“Chuck and I are so grateful for the support shown to our campaign by so many volunteers from across the state. Today is a milestone and the beginning of the general election, and I am so grateful you are entrusting me with the Republican nomination for United States Senate. We ask for your continued support as we work to earn every single vote and win in November.”
Blackburn defeated Aaron L. Pettigrew Thursday. She will now face former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, the winner of the Democratic primary for the seat.
Blackburn said if she wins the seat, the focus will always stay on Tennessee. She added she plans to fly home from Washington D.C. every weekend.