McWherter Won’t Repeat Run for Governor

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter says he will not make a repeat run for governor next year, though he claims that incumbent Bill Haslam has brought a “culture of corruption” to state government. McWherter lost to Haslam in the 2010 election. Though he may not run, there may be another McWherter campaign afoot. The paper reports McWherter is trying to recruit his wife, Mary Jane McWherter, to seek the state Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney of Jackson. The Memphis Daily News and Knoxnews have more on the story.