Gov. Bill Haslam considering run for Sen. Bob Corker’s seat

This photo was taken by WJHL Tennessee politics reporter Chris Bundgaard. He shared the photo on Twitter after spotting Gov. Bill Haslam and Sen. Bob Corker in conversation. (Source: Twitter via Chris Bundgaard)

(WJHL) –  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam told media he is considering his next role in politics — the U.S. Senate.

This, after Sen. Bob Corker revealed publicly he will not seek a re-election for the seat in 2018.

See also: Bob Corker to retire from U.S. Senate; Will not run in 2018

At an event, Governor Haslam told reporters he has not ruled out a bid for the Senate, saying he’s “thinking, praying about it over next couple of weeks.”

Just a few weeks ago, our Nashville politics reporter, Chris Bundgaard, snapped a photo of Governor Bill Haslam and Sen. Bob Corker speaking to each other.

Earlier this week, Gov. Haslam posted a statement on Twitter regarding Sen. Corker’s decision to retire, “…I have complete faith in his judgment and respect his decision. I look forward to seeing what he does next.”

News Channel 11 is tracking this story. We’ll post more details as soon as they become available.

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