Palazzo supporting Laurel's Blackburn for House Speaker

Palazzo supporting Laurel's Blackburn for House Speaker

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi congressman Steven Palazzo is looking close to home for a replacement for House Speaker John Boehner. He's supporting seven-term Tennessee representative Marsha Blackburn for the post.

She is a Laurel native and a graduate of Mississippi State University. But, she isn't yet a declared candidate for the Speaker's job.

"That's my choice," said Palazzo (R-4th Dist.)." I think it's a fantastic choice for our nation. It would be historic, the first woman Speaker of the House for the Republican Party. I'm going to do everything I can to promote her."

Palazzo was in Hattiesburg Saturday to host the 4th Congressional District's annual Academy Day. That event gives high school students a chance to learn more about the nation's service academies.