Harwell on Running for Congress: ‘I’ll Give It Some Thought’

— Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville says that challenging U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District next year is “not something high on my agenda right now.”
But the speaker isn’t ruling out a race, reports Andy Sher.
“What, you guys want the jump or something?” a laughing Harwell told two reporters at Legislative Plaza today. “I haven’t even thought about it. We’re still so focused on what we’re doing in here [state Legislature].”
Still, Harwell said, “I’ll give it some thought. But it’s not something that’s high on my agenda right now. I’m excited about state government right now. I feel good about the state legislature and where we’re going.”

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