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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 16, 2017
Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has confirmed his interest in seeking the open U.S. Senate seat that will be up for grabs in 2018, the Associated Press reports. Current Sen. Bob Corker announced his retirement earlier this fall, igniting a firestorm of interest and speculation over potential successors. “In the days ahead, I’m going to do some research, talk with people and carefully think this through,” Bredesen said. “I’ll make a decision quickly.” Bredesen, a Democrat, would have attorney James Mackler and potentially Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke to contend with in a primary. In the general election, U.S. House Rep. Marsha Blackburn has already announced her plans to run for the Republican nomination.