Yesterday, state Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis), one of the Democrats thought to be eyeing the open US Senate race since incumbent Lamar Alexander (R) has already announced that he won’t be seeking re-election, said that she will not run statewide next year. At this point, only Iraq War veteran James Mackler, who for a time was in the 2016 Senate campaign but bowed out when former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) stated his intention to run, is the only announced open seat candidate.
It is clear that the potential field, particularly on the Republican side, awaits former Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) decision about his Senate candidacy. Mr. Haslam has said he will decide in a matter of weeks about whether he will enter the race. Expect the field to remain frozen until he makes his decision public.
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