Tennessee’s Bob Corker won’t seek reelection in 2018

Tennessee’s Bob Corker won’t seek reelection in 2018

[Ed. – These guys know they’re going to be primaried, and figure it’s time to hang it up.  That’s good news for the new wind blowing: it means fewer expensive primary fights, and more to put into defeating Democrats with responsive, constitutionalist Republicans in the general.  2018 will be a make-or-break year for the GOP.  Either it runs candidates who can win the Trump vote, and who will go to D.C. to “drain the swamp” — or the GOP is done.]

Sen. [score]Bob Corker[/score] announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year, bringing to a close the Senate career of an influential Republican who has been a key player on foreign policy and both a staunch defender and critic of President Donald Trump. …

Corker, a two-term senator and former Chattanooga mayor, had agonized for weeks over whether he should run for another term amid speculation that he would likely face a challenge from the GOP’s right flank. …

Corker reached his final decision Tuesday morning…

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Conservative activist Andy Ogles already has announced his intentions to run for the seat.

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