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  Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker is standing by his decision to not run for re-election this year.

Some of his fellow GOP Senators have been asking Corker to change his mind and seek a third term.

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Tennessee's Senate leader and 18 other Republican state senators have endorsed U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate bid.

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  Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander says he was disappointed when Sen. Bob Corker decided not to seek re-election and they have talked about his decision whether to reconsider. But Alexander claims he hasn't urged Corker to run again and is "staying out of it."

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has been uncharacteristically mum this week when asked to comment on reports that he may change his mind about retiring this year.

"I don't really have anything to say," Corker told NPR Monday evening. But on Tuesday evening a spokeswoman suggested Corker could be rethinking his decision to retire.

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  Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said she raised $2 million in the last quarter of 2017 in her bid to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

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Democrat James Mackler says he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.

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Sen. Bob Corker did not rule out a possible run in 2020 against President Donald Trump when asked by reporters. 

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Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the Senate.

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Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. 

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