Haslam won’t run for senator

News release from the governor’s office

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today issued the following statement regarding his decision on a run for U.S. Senate:

 “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. 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.” 

5 Responses to Haslam won’t run for senator

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

    Tennessee can now have a real honest to goodness U. S. Senator instead of a corporatist in Marsha Blackburn, the Seventh District can continue to have fine representation with Mark Green, and the Sixth District can finally have a Congressman with conservative conviction by electing Judd Matheny.

    SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE SWAMP IS DRAINING!!!

    • Misty Partner says:

      Hey Stuey, who will be out next Senator?

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        Actually Misty not every name ends in “y,” nor should it for anyone over the age of three. Frankly, I would think you would prefer to be called “Mist” rather than “Misty.”

        Anyway, the obvious answer to your question is MARSHA BLACKBURN, of course.

        • Misty Partner says:

          My mistake, should have been Stui. Glad to see that you acknowledge the best candidate in the race is Blackburn.

  • Kay White says:

    Should I be Governor of Tennessee, it would be such a privilege for work with Marsha as Senator and Mark Green as one of our Congressmen. Both are fine people and so far they have not tasted the Kool Aid Both need to beware of Sen. Alexander’s influence because he is a Rhino as much or more than Corker was. Haslam did well to withdraw, after all the bad remarks he made about Trump and the bad things he has brought on the state of Tennessee. He made the deal to take in the people from Somalia and he has continuously made deals which benefit himself, his company and illegal immigrants. He and Beth Harwell were instrumental in working with others to change the Common Core Teachings in our Schools to Tennessee Standards which was basically from what many teachers across our state have told me was just a name change, not a text book change of content.
    Perhaps with a change in our Governor and these two new Conservative additions, we can move forward toward a “better” Tennessee. I believe that Dr. Green and Congresswoman Blackburn are both children of God and want, as I do, our state to turn back to God and family.

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