Marsha Blackburn says she is a small businesswoman, an author, a mother, a grandmother and a member of Congress.  

Now she is aiming for the hotly contested seat that will be left behind by Senator Bob Corker. 

Congresswoman Blackburn told News Channel 11 back in May that more than ever President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. She signed a letter nominated the president because of his accomplishments in North Korea.

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She told News Channel 11, Trump’s meeting with  North Korea’s leader and the release of three Korean American detainees further proves he’s worthy of the accolade.

“Look at what he’s accomplished, by dealing with bad actors who are scattered all around the globe,” Blackburn said. “And look at the work Ambassador Haley has done at the UN with sending a message that you’re not going to run over the United States.”

Blackburn began her elected service career in 1988 as a Tennessee State Senator. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 – representing the 7th Congressional District.   

In a video titled “Why I’m Running,” Blackburn describes herself as a “hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative,” saying she’s “politically incorrect and proud of it.”

The congresswoman says it’s a disgrace the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate can’t or won’t overturn Obamacare, adding “too many Senate Republicans act like Democrats or worse.”

“And that’s what we have to change,” Blackburn says.

Click here to watch her full announcement on YouTube.

President Donald Trump called support for GOP Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn “really a vote for me.” 

Marsha and her husband Chuck live in Williamson County, Tennessee. They have two children. Blackburn is a native of Laurel, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University. 

Blackburn is running against former Democrat Gov. Phil Bredeson.

Blackburn and Bredeson will face off in the election November 8.