Blackburn is jumping into the race to succeed Sen. Bob Corker
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, seen here at the Republican National Convention, announced she’s running for Senate.... (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn announced Thursday she’s running for the seat Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker will vacate in 2018.
“The United States Senate: it’s totally dysfunctional and it’s enough to drive you nuts. And that’s why I’ve decided to do something about it,” Blackburn said in her nearly three-minute long announcement video. “I’m a hard core, card-carrying conservative. I’m politically incorrect and proud of it.”