Tennessee’s Lt. Governor will not enter 2018 gubernatorial race

Ron Ramsey- Courtesy of AP Graphics

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Tennessee’s Lieutenant Governor has made his decision about running for the state’s top government job.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says he will not enter the next gubernatorial race.

Governor Bill Haslam’s second term as governor ends in 2018.

Since Tennessee law does not allow him to seek more than two terms, people are starting to wonder which of the state’s current lawmakers will step forward.

Ramsey put to rest any rumors about his candidacy.

He said, “Absolutely positively not. I tried running for governor one time. I had a great time, but I got outspent to say the least.”

Ramsey also said he’s happy being the Lt. Governor.

Ramsey ran against Governor Haslam in the Republican primary during the 2010 gubernatorial election.

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