FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced his endorsement of Dr. Mark Green for Congress today. A longtime leader in the conservative movement, Santorum was the winner of the Tennessee Republican presidential primary in 2012, where he also handily won the 7th congressional district.

“Mark Green has been a true champion for conservative values in the State Senate, and I’m confident he’ll bring that same much-needed leadership to Washington. Our country desperately needs bold conservative leadership, and Mark is the right man for the job,” stated Senator Santorum.

Since announcing his run for Congress, Green has coalesced support from Republicans all across the 7th district. Yesterday, Green announced Doug Grindstaff, the influential former Chairman of the Williamson County, as his Treasurer, and the strength of his candidacy was recognized with an early endorsement from the Club for Growth.

“I’m grateful to Senator Santorum for his endorsement. Widely respected by conservatives throughout Tennessee, his leadership in the Senate for the least vulnerable among us continues to inspire me. As a 100% pro-life physician, I will keep fighting that fight for life in Congress,” noted Green.

A resident of the 7th congressional district since 2002 when the Army moved Mark to Clarksville with his family, Green recently sold his Clarksville-based healthcare company founded in 2007 that has grown to $200 million in annual revenues. In the State Senate, he has served as lead sponsor of the Hall Income Tax elimination bill, sponsored the Teachers’ Bill of Rights and numerous veteran and small business support bills, and worked against the expansion of Obamacare by passing a health savings account pilot program. A graduate of West Point, Green has served our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of a Bronze Star and Air Medal with V device for valor under enemy fire.

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