One of President Trump's most ardent defenders during his 2016 campaign is considering a run for Congress should Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., choose to run for governor.
Scottie Nell Hughes, who became a fixture during the 2016 race as a CNN contributor and passionate Trump supporter, says she is being urged by top Republicans and activist groups to run if Black seeks the governorship.
"I was first approached just days after election night as the rumors of Congresswoman Black running for Governor of Tennessee were already swirling," Hughes told the Washington Examiner.
Black, who currently chairs the powerful House Budget Committee is reportedly mulling a gubernatorial bid but has yet to announce her intentions for the 2018 cycle.
Hughes said she's looking at the opportunity. She emphasized she has no interest in challenging Black, whom she considers a friend adding the congresswoman attended her wedding.
"President Trump has an aggressive agenda, which I believe will make life better for my community and communities like mine around this country. 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," Hughes said.
"Any decision of my future plans depends on how best I feel I can continue to represent their voice," Hughes added.
Currently, Hughes serves as the spokeswoman for the Committee to Defend the President.