As the House GOP continues to piece the “Who will be the new Speaker?” puzzle together, rumors of candidates announcing are becoming more frequent than John Boehner cry sessions.
One possible candidate receiving notable buzz is Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
According to The Tennessean:
“ A Mississippi congressman is urging Rep. Marsha Blackburn to run for House speaker, and the Brentwood Republican has not ruled it out.
Rep. Steve Palazzo penned an op-ed Friday promoting Blackburn’s conservative credentials.
“From her strong pro-life stance to her fight to protect our Second Amendment right to bear arms, Congressman Blackburn is a proven conservative fighter,” Palazzo wrote.
Blackburn has not dismissed the idea of trying to replace House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who plans to resign at the end of the month.
“Marsha has heard from a lot of people encouraging her to run,” said Blackburn’s spokesman, Mike Reynard. “Right now she is listening and having conversations with her colleagues about the best way to unite the conference moving forward.”