NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Sen. Mark Green is launching a 60-day tour as he mulls a bid for statewide office in Tennessee.
The Clarksville Republican was re-elected to a second four-year term in the state Senate last week. He said Monday that the election of Donald Trump as president showed a deep frustration among voters.
Green has dubbed his tour “Tennessee Next.” While he doesn’t say specifically what its objective is, Green has not been shy about considering a bid to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam in 2018.
But the presidential election could throw a complicating factor into the next election cycle in Tennessee if Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is selected for a position in the Trump administration. If so, candidates who previously considered gubernatorial bids might instead run for Senate.
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