Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) released a statement yesterday announcing that he does not intend to seek re-election to a fourth term in 2020. Prior to being elected in 2002, Mr. Alexander had served as US Education Secretary under President George H.W. Bush, and as Tennessee Governor for two terms. Mr. Alexander is the only person in Tennessee history who served as both Governor and US Senator.
The Senate opening will ignite a large field of candidates seeking the office, particularly on the Republican side. Moves will soon be made, so this story will continue to develop. The Tennessee nominating primaries won’t be held until the first week of August in 2020.
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