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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Will Not Run for Bob Corkerís Senate Seat
Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT by Rockitz

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that he will not run for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 election.

“Gov Bill Haslam will not run for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker, leaving U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as the likely frontrunner, if she chooses to run,” The Tennessean reported on Thursday morning:

The governor, who is term-limited, made the announcement Thursday in a news release.

“While Crissy and I will always be grateful for all of the encouragement and support to run for the United States Senate, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for Senate in 2018,” Haslam said in a statement.

The full statement, released by the governor’s office Thursday morning, offered this explanation of his decision not to run for the United States Senate in 2018:

The primary reason is that I want to remain completely focused on my job as governor. I know that being a candidate for the Senate during my last 15 months as governor would be a distraction from the task at hand. And, while I have loved being a mayor and a governor, I don’t feel the same call to run for Senate at this point. At the end of my term, I will have been in public office for 15 years. I feel like I can be most helpful in my next service as a private citizen.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: billhaslam; blackburn; bobcorker; corker; gopestablishment; haslam; marshablackburn; searchworks
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Go Marsha!!!
1 posted on 10/05/2017 12:01:38 PM PDT by Rockitz
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To: Rockitz

Best news of the day. With the family selling Pilot Oil to Buffett I figured he was gearing up for a run.


2 posted on 10/05/2017 12:06:38 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Rockitz

Good. He is an amnesty pimp. Worse than Corker. And Corker is pretty
bad.


3 posted on 10/05/2017 12:06:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: Rockitz
I am sure that internal polling for Haslam was dismal with the Republican base.

2018 will be the Year of the RINO Primary Massacre.

4 posted on 10/05/2017 12:08:36 PM PDT by WMarshal (President Trump, a president keeping his promises to the American people. It feels like winning.)
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To: cva66snipe

Hmmm..... I didn’t know that. Interesting


5 posted on 10/05/2017 12:11:46 PM PDT by bert (K.E.; N.P.; GOPc;WASP .... The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column)
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To: cva66snipe

I wish he’d sell the Browns so they can get some leadership, coaches, players, wins, etc.


6 posted on 10/05/2017 12:21:40 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

His brother,Jim, owns the lowly Browns & is the head honcho of Pilot/Flying J,who, oh by the way,is under federal investigation for fraud.Little Jim hasn’t been indicted yet,but several of the top management has pled guilty or is scheduled for court.


7 posted on 10/05/2017 12:52:19 PM PDT by sweeperboy
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To: WMarshal

W,
From your mouth to GOD


8 posted on 10/05/2017 1:23:12 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
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To: cva66snipe

Wonder, joy and glory!! Two of the worst TN turds are going down the commode. GO MARSHA, GO!!!


9 posted on 10/05/2017 1:27:17 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Rockitz

Good he’s a RINO like Corker.


10 posted on 10/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: sweeperboy

Warren Buffet bought a large stake of Pilot/Flying J less than a week ago.


11 posted on 10/05/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Rockitz

He’s smart enough to realize that corruption & RINOism aren’t going to be big in 2018. I suspect he won;t be the last to come to this realization.

Thank you, Judge Moore, for providing some clarity to these corrupt open-borders establishment types.


12 posted on 10/05/2017 1:47:21 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY.)
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To: cva66snipe

Haslam is the GOPe in TN to a tee.


13 posted on 10/05/2017 1:47:48 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: packrat35

You are correct.


14 posted on 10/05/2017 1:51:28 PM PDT by sweeperboy
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To: Rockitz

Good news...Don’t need another scumbag RINO to replace a scumbag RINO.


15 posted on 10/05/2017 2:05:46 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: WMarshal
2018 will be the Year of the RINO Primary Massacre.


16 posted on 10/05/2017 2:50:26 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: Rockitz; fieldmarshaldj

Haslam belongs in a zoo, many are without RINOs.


17 posted on 10/05/2017 9:54:21 PM PDT by Impy (The democrat party is the enemy of your family and civilization itself, forget that at your peril.)
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To: Rockitz; upchuck

ping


18 posted on 10/06/2017 6:32:22 AM PDT by GailA (Ret. SCPO wife: suck it up buttercups it's President Donald Trump!)
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To: GailA; Campion; Ingtar; jazusamo; upcountry miss; upchuck
Thanks for the ping Gail.


Marsha

Blackburn

for

Senate

Ping

If you'd like to be on or off the Marsha Blackburn ping list, please drop me a FReepmail.

19 posted on 10/06/2017 6:53:05 AM PDT by upchuck (Circumvent can't.)
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To: upchuck; Rockitz

Good news on Haslam and the establishment.

Go Marsha!


20 posted on 10/06/2017 8:52:05 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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