Marjorie Eastman has a brand new mission.

Eastman, a fight veteran of each the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, on Tuesday launched a marketing campaign for Senate in the important thing battleground state of North Carolina, becoming a member of a crowded and flamable Republican major within the 2022 race to try to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr.

“I went to war to defend our country and fight for our beliefs. Today the mission’s changed. Today the mission is here at home,” Eastman mentioned in a campaign launch video. 

WITH 13 MONTHS UNTIL MIDTERMS, THESE 4 SENATORS STILL MUM ON WHETHEY THEY’RE RUNNING FOR REELECTION NEXT YEAR

“At my core, I’m a fighter,” Eastman emphasised. “I spent my entire career helping make America safe and I want to continue doing that in the U.S. Senate.”

Touting her conservative credentials, the first-time candidate famous that “I’m pro-life. I’m pro-Second Amendment.”

And she showcased that “I believe in term limits. Two terms and I’m out. I’m not there to put up a tent and make this a career.”

The chamber is evenly cut up 50/50 however the Democrats management the chamber by a razor-thin margin as a result of tie breaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris via her constitutional position as president of the Senate.

Republicans are enjoying loads of protection – they’re defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs, together with open seats within the battlegrounds of North Carolina and Pennsylvania, in addition to in Ohio, Missouri, and Alabama. But they see alternatives to flip blue seats crimson subsequent yr in 4 states: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire.