The weekend came and went without Sen. Bob Corker (R) making an announcement about whether he would seek re-election after previously announcing his retirement. Early last week, he said he would disclose his plans “in the next few days.” At a TN Republican Party event on Saturday, however, Sen. Corker indicated that “nothing has changed” with regard to him reversing political course. Therefore, at least for the present time, retirement remains in the Senator’s future. The Tennessee candidate filing deadline is April 5th for the August 2nd primary, so more than a month remains for him to make a final decision.
Irrespective of the Senator’s final decision, US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) is in the Senate race to stay. Former US Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Crockett County) has withdrawn his candidacy.
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