With both Sen. Bob Corker (R) and former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Crockett County) either declining to enter or withdrawing from the Senate race in the past few days, it appeared that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Brentwood) was becoming positioned for a free ride in the open Republican primary. But, that situation has already changed. Wealthy businessman Darrell Lynn announced yesterday that he will become a GOP Senate candidate and commits to spending $5 million of his own money to win the party nomination. The eventual nominee faces former two-term Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) in the general election to replace the retiring Sen. Corker.
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