Gov. Bill Haslam leaves office on Saturday, and speculation is continuing as to whether he will become a 2020 US Senate candidate to replace the retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R). Gov. Haslam reiterated that he is considering running and says he will make up his mind in “a month or so” after leaving office. No other Republican has yet to come forward to declare for the open seat, obviously waiting to see what Gov. Haslam intends.
Attorney and Iraq War veteran James Mackler, who quickly raised $1 million for the 2018 open Senate campaign but withdrew when former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) declared his candidacy, is the only Democrat so far to officially enter the 2020 contest.
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