On the heels of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) announcing her Senate campaign, state Sen. Mark Green (R-Ripley) declared his candidacy for her open 7th Congressional District. Mr. Green was nominated as President Trump’s Secretary of the Army, but withdrew when his confirmation appeared problematic. The 7th District, a western Tennessee seat that sits between Nashville and Memphis, is solidly Republican (Trump: 67-28%; Romney: 66-33%). Therefore, the eventual GOP nominee is a virtual sure bet to capture the seat next November.
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