Bredesen Expected To Announce For US Senate Race

Reports Phil Bredesen planning run for Corker's U.S. Senate seat

In a statement on his website, he said he was running with the goal of improving how Washington handles spending and "fixing" the Affordable Care Act. He won all 95 counties in 2006 en route to his re-election as governor.

Senate Democrats are mostly on defense this year due to an unfavorable map with multiple red-state incumbents facing tough reelections. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has previously expressed interest in the entering the race but may be reticent to do so with Bredesen's candidacy.

Announced Republican candidates include U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood and former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher of West Tennessee.

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Earlier this fall, the former Tennessee governor indicated he was mulling over a run and his decision included meeting with U.S. Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer in Washington. But the Nashville Post, the Nashville Scene, and The Tennessean each cited unnamed sources confirming that he was raising money and intends to join the race.

The former governor, who recently turned 74 years old, was the last Democrat to win statewide election. He spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn't expected until Thursday. Additionally, Republican candidate Van Hilleary struggled to distance himself from the deeply unpopular outgoing Republican governor Don Sundquist, and Bredesen won a narrow victory.

Blackburn, 65, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003.

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