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Haslam: At Least 20 People Would Be a Better President Than Me

Despite recent press suggesting Gov. Bill Haslam should be on the list of presidential contenders, the governor said there is “zero” truth to rumors he would consider a bid, reports Andrea Zelinski.
“There’s about 20 people who would be better at it, no, more than that,” Haslam told reporters after addressing small business groups like the National Federation of Independent Business Tuesday morning at the Downtown Hilton. “There’s at least 20 people who’d be better than me.”
When asked directly whether there were truth to the rumors he would consider running for president, he said, “there’s zero.”
Haslam also told reporters he plans to decide whether to expand Tennessee’s Medicaid program by the end of the month and added that he is likely to sign legislation that would allow legally storing guns in locked vehicles parked in lots.

Fincher Challenger Speculation in the 8th

As the redistricting dust settles, Jackson Baker looks at the possibility of U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher drawing an opponent from the Shelby County section of the new 8th Congressional District…. and other political race possibilities.
Memphis city councilman Kemp Conrad acknowledged to the Flyer that he’s had encouragement to run and is considering a bid.
Others whose names have figured in speculation include former 8th District candidate and ex-Shelby County Commissioner George Flinn; former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, who ran for Congress in the7th District in 2002; state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris; and state Senator Brian Kelsey.