Georgia businesswoman Jennifer Strahan introduced that she is going to run a primary marketing campaign in opposition to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday, kicking off what’s more likely to be one among many closely-watched races between the extra-Trumpy wing of the GOP and extra orthodox candidates.
“I believe that there’s a lot of people who are ready for a serious representative,” Strahan mentioned in an interview, taking a shot at Greene, R-Ga. “We have a lot of serious issues going on in our country right now. And we need someone who’s willing to take the fight to Pelosi, to Democrats. And the only way to do that is to be in committees.”
Since assuming workplace, Greene has come underneath hearth for her previous promotion of conspiracy theories – together with QAnon, which she’s disavowed – bombastic rhetoric, and her caustic social media historical past. Democrats stripped Greene of all of her committee assignments earlier this 12 months over the controversies.
Strahan is a founding father of a well being care consulting agency and presents herself as a political outsider. Strahan has additionally held a number of different positions within the well being care business, together with with the Atlanta WellStar Health System. She mentioned that enterprise expertise will assist her be a more practical consultant.
“A as a business owner, as an executive, if I’m elected, I will make sure that I’m putting Georgia first and not being focused on being a celebrity, but actually rolling up my sleeves and getting work done for the district,” Strahan informed Fox News.
Greene has tied herself intently to former President Donald Trump and just lately allied with one other extremely controversial and really pro-Trump House member – Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to tour the nation making the case that Trump remains to be the chief of the GOP, and attacking those that say that should not be the case.
Asked whether or not she thinks Trump remains to be the chief of the GOP, Strahan answered: “I support Trump’s policies. And I believe that we need to send someone to Washington who will promote and protect those policies. And again, that can’t happen right now because we don’t have a representative in the committees to actually fight for those policies.”
Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan by about 14 proportion factors within the 2020 GOP main runoff for a vacant seat. She then handily beat her Democratic opponent in what’s a really purple district.
“Everywhere I go in Northwest Georgia, I’m humbled and honored by the overwhelming support I receive for fighting for people of District 14,” Greene mentioned in response to Strahan’s announcement. “I have been the most effective member of the GOP conference this session because I’ve stood on the House floor and demanded roll call votes on the Democrats’ Communist agenda and the rest of the party has joined my efforts.”
Greene argued “committees controlled by Democrats aren’t even voting on Republican amendments.”
“I’ve led the movement to Impeach Joe Biden, Fire Tony Fauci, Expel Maxine Waters, Eliminate The ATF, and Ban Vaccine Mandates,” Greene added. “Republicans are going to take back the House in 2022, but we aren’t going to do it with pathetic empty campaign promises written by DC consultants.”
Strahan enters the first marketing campaign in opposition to a well-financed opponent in Greene who had over $2.75 million in money readily available as of the tip of June. But a spokesman for her marketing campaign expressed confidence that she is going to be capable to elevate cash and acquire help, and added that they’re getting a optimistic response on the bottom within the district.
Strahan additionally printed a marketing campaign launch video Wednesday arguing that she is going to “defend Trump’s policies” and mentioned she’s a “no-nonsense conservative who believes our country and our culture have gotten off track.”
To shut the video, Strahan implored voters to “please join our campaign to bring sanity back to Washington.”