Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Who will replace Senator Bob Corker

While Andy Ogle was already an announced candidate for the U. S. Senate, now that Senator Corker has decided not to seek reelection we can expect other contenders to jump in the race. Speculation abounds about who may enter the race. Today's Tennessean gives a run down of the status of several being mentioned as candidates (link).

According to The Tennessean these are potential candidates and this is the status of their position on running for the office.

  • Gov. Bill Haslam, Unclear.
  • U.S. Rep. Diane Black,  Out. She is running for governor.
  • U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Undecided.
  • Andy Ogles, In.  
  • State Sen. Mark Green,  Undecided.
  • Joe Carr,  Undecided.
  • Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, Unclear.
  • Former Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Out.
  • Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Out.
  • Dr. Manny Sethi, Undecided. Unknown to many, he is an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
These potential candidates are running for governor and have said they are not candidates for the Senate seat: Beth Harwell, Randy Boyd, Bill Lee and former state Sen. Mae Beavers. 

These are a list of potential Democrats and their Status:
  • Karl Dean, Out. He is running for Governor.
  • Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Out.
  • James Mackler, In.
  • Bill Freeman, Undecided.
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, Out. 
  • Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Unclear 
  • Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Out  
For the Nashville Post analysis of who may run and a little about who some of them are follow this link.

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