Wednesday, December 06, 2017 08:07 PM

THE LAST DEMOCRAT TO WIN A STATEWIDE RACE IN TENNESSEE IS RUNNING FOR BOB CORKER'S SENATE SEAT: SOURCE - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen[1] has been calling potential donors to let them know he plans to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker[2] in the U.S. Senate.

A prominent supporter confirmed he had spoken to Bredesen, the most recent Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, about the decision Wednesday. He spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn't expected until Thursday.

A Bredesen spokesman did not return several messages seeking comment.

Bredesen's calls to donors were first reported by the Nashville Post.

The Senate campaign of Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn[3] wasted little time in attacking Bredesen.

"Tennessee families want change and that is not what 74-year-old Democrat politician Phil Bredesen will bring to the United States Senate," said Andrea Bozek, a spokeswoman for Blackburn, 65. "Bredesen's views are out-of-touch with Tennessee values."

The other major Republican in the race is former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher

News source: GOOGLE NEWS Tennessee

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