Knoxville’s ABC affiliate reports:
Tennessee State Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) has announced a run to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn in 2024. Johnson’s campaign launched Tuesday with a multicity tour around the Volunteer State.
The state representative is traveling around Tennessee on Tuesday, making a stop in Knoxville at Savage Gardens. She will be joined by Representative Justin Jones in Nashville, campaign Co-Chair Representative Justin J. Pearson in Memphis, and campaign Co-Chair Senator Charlane Oliver in all three cities.
One of the “Tennessee Three,” Johnson narrowly missed expulsion from the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year. She and fellow Democratic representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson had gained national attention amid the expulsion votes after they protested gun violence on the floor of the State House following the deadly Covenant School shooting.
Read the full article. Blackburn won by 10 points in 2018 against Democratic former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.
JUST IN: Tennessee State Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) has announced a run to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. https://t.co/rYMusyO56y
— Peyton Kennedy (@peytonTVkennedy) September 5, 2023
🗣️🎉JUST NOW: “I’m Gloria Johnson, and I’m running for U.S. Senate.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 5, 2023
AMAZING NEWS! Gloria Johnson, one of the Tennessee Three, just launched her campaign for US Senate against Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee! I can’t think of anyone better to take on & defeat Marsha than Gloria Johnson. Republicans & Marsha should be terrified. This is huge. pic.twitter.com/kAI7fqb3m3
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) September 5, 2023
BREAKING: Gloria Johnson announces her campaign for U.S. Senate against Marsha Blackburn. pic.twitter.com/al3ECatGde
— Knox County Democrats (@KnoxDems) September 5, 2023
— Teresa Ball (@teresasusan) September 5, 2023
— Jeff Barbra (@thejeffbarbra) September 5, 2023