NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sen. Randy McNally has announced his intent to run for Lt. Governor of Tennessee.
The senator made the announcement on the Tennessee Senate floor Thursday morning, following speculation that he would take the position.
Current Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey announced earlier in the month that he did not intend to seek the position again.
The Senate Republicans caucus will choose a candidate for the Senate Speaker position, which also doubles as Lt. Governor, in December.
Other senators who have indicated an interest in the Lt. Governor position include Rutherford County’s Bill Ketron, Williamson County’s Jack Johnson and Hamilton County’s Bo Watson.
During a previous interview with Ramsey, he told News 2 he’s not going to pick a favorite, but offered some perspective about the possibility of McNally as his successor.
”I know he seems to have some momentum now just talking to my fellow members,” said Ramsey during his first news conference since saying he would retire. “But there is one thing I don’t want and that is a bloodbath as soon as I leave. I don’t want that and hopefully there will be some sort of consensus candidate out there.”
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