Scottie Nell Hughes, one of then-candidate Donald Trump's top defenders on cable news during the presidential election, is mulling a run for Congress if Tennessee Rep. Diane Black decides to run for governor.
"I was first approached just days after election night as the rumors of Congresswoman Black running for Governor of Tennessee were already swirling," Hughes said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.
Black has yet to say whether she plans to make a gubernatorial run in 2018, and Hughes said she will not run against Black if she decides to seek re-election to her current job, where she chairs the House Budget Committee.
Hughes is spokeswoman for the Committee to Defend the President PAC and would continue her support for President Donald Trump if elected, she said.
"President Trump has an aggressive agenda, which I believe will make life better for my community and communities like mine around this country," Hughes said. "However, he needs strong allies to stand shoulder to shoulder with him and work with him to see many of his campaign promises turned into policy."
"Any decision of my future plans depends on how best I feel I can continue to represent their voice," she said.
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