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Rep. Mark Green reverses course, announces he will run for re-election
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Rep. Mark Green reverses course, announces he will run for re-election

Republican Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee, who announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election, has now reversed course and declared that he will run for another term.

"While my strong desire was to leave Congress at the end of this year, since my announcement, I have received countless calls from constituents, colleagues, and President Trump urging me to reconsider," the lawmaker said in a statement, according to reports. "I was reminded of the words of General MacArthur on a statue at West Point: 'Duty, honor, country.' I realized, once again: I had a duty to my country to fulfill. I will be running for re-election so I can be here on Day 1 next year to help President Trump end this border crisis once and for all."

In a post on Truth Social on Thursday, former President Donald Trump said that if Green ran for re-election he would endorse the lawmaker's bid.

"Mark Green has had lots of options because of his political talents, and the great job he has done as a Congressman, but given the fantastic work he's doing as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I hope he runs for Re-Election to the U.S. House of Representatives. If he does, he has my Complete and Total Endorsement!" Trump declared.

Earlier this month, when revealing his intent not to seek re-election, Green had said in a statement, "Our country–and our Congress–is broken beyond most means of repair. I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington. As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country–but in a new capacity."

Green has served in Congress since 2019.

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