Bob Corker hosting fundraisers for U.S. Senate candidates

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 8/24/16. Senator Bob Corker speaks during the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
photo Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., talks on June 28 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

NASHVILLE - Fretting over the possibility of U.S. Senate Republicans losing their majority in Washington, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is kicking into high gear this month.

The Chattanooga senator is sponsoring two political fundraisers for embattled out-of-state incumbents.

Corker plans to host an event for Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., on Sept. 23 at his Chattanooga home, according to an email sent to potential donors by the Tennessee lawmaker's fundraiser, Kim Kaegi.

And Corker has enlisted Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to allow another fundraiser to take place on Sept.