It’s veep speculation time!
The vice presidential guessing game is in full swing and on the GOP side there’s someone whose name keeps popping up — someone with a Fort Worth connection.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a conservative firebrand who has been increasingly visible as a Republican spokesperson, is very much in the mix.
And she’s married to Chuck Blackburn, Fort Worth’s own. So, that would make him, potentially, the nation’s “second spouse.”
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Chuck Blackburn, an entrepreneur and bow tie enthusiast, is about to publish another book, “Bow-Tie Bible.”
But the congresswoman downplays her chances.
“I don’t think that is something that will happen to me,” she told the Star-Telegram.
The reason: Tennessee is a GOP state and she thinks the nominee will be looking for someone from a toss-up state to attract voters.
She added, “I appreciate that my name continues to be bandied about by my colleagues and others. I am very appreciative of those kind words and that support.”
As for fashion forward Chuck Blackburn, an entrepreneur and bow tie enthusiast, he’s about to publish another book, “Bow-Tie Bible.”
Fort Worth’s own
Barrett Karr, nee Benge, is Fort Worth born and raised, also educated — a Texas Christian grad who married a classmate.
She found her way to Washington where she worked for. . . U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth and worked her way up and became her very effective chief of staff in the early 2000's.
After a few years in President George W. Bush’s White House and then the private sector, Karr is back at what she loves best — Capitol Hill.
And she’s right there at the top — she just got promoted from deputy chief of staff for policy to deputy chief of staff to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
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