Haslam: 'Thinking and praying' on seeking Corker Senate seat

Haslam: 'Thinking and praying' on seeking Corker Senate seat

September 28th, 2017 by Andy Sher in Breaking News

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks during the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee during a hearing to discuss ways to stabilize health insurance markets, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said this morning that he is weighing whether to run for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee after Sen. Bob Corker announced earlier this week he won't seek reelection next year.

"I do think it's really important who serves, and I think it means spending some time thinking about it and praying about it, which I'll do over the next several days," Haslam told reporters.

Haslam, a Republican, is a close friend of Corker's.

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