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Lankford Joins List of People Who Won’t Run Against Lamar

Monty Lankford, a Franklin businesman who says he has been considering a run against
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary, sent an email to supporters today saying he won’t enter the race.
Lankford, who chairs political action committees called Leaders of Tennessee and Defenders of Freedom, says in the email that, after meeting with Alexander and others, he will instead be helping Alexander’s re-election effort.
Here’s the email:
Dear Friend,
Over the past several months I have followed a deliberative process in Washington, D.C. and Tennessee as I considered running against Lamar Alexander for the U.S. Senate. After much prayer I have decided not to run and I have pledged my full support to Lamar. In the past few weeks Lamar has been to my home, he’s met with me and my family, and I have shared with Lamar my commitment to help him win his re-election to the U S Senate.

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Corker Collects Another $2.6 Million; Has $5.3 Million Cash on Hand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Bob Corker raised $2.6 million in the second quarter and has a $5.3 million balance on hand for bid to be re-elected to the U.S. Senate.
The former Chattanooga mayor has yet to draw a serious opponent from either party for next year’s race.
Corker chief of staff Todd Womack said in a statement that the senator’s campaign is “grateful for the overwhelming generosity of citizens across Tennessee.”
Corker in 2006 defeated Democrat Harold Ford Jr. by fewer than 3 percentage points in what was the most expensive race in Tennessee history. Corker spent nearly $18.6 million in the successful bid to succeed fellow Republican Sen. Bill Frist.