Blackburn Will Run for Senate In Tennessee

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) “is entering the 2018 U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, ending a week’s worth of speculation and immediately catapulting her to front-runner status as others consider launching their own bids,” the Tennessean reports.

Axios: “Blackburn continues a trend of conservative, anti-establishment Republicans hoping to claim a Senate seat.”

Corker Mulls Whether to Retire in 2018

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), “the influential chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee who was once considered for a spot in President Trump’s Cabinet, is weighing whether to call it quits next year,” CNN reports.

Said Corker: “As far as what am I going to do in the future, I’m still contemplating the future. It’s a tremendous privilege to do what I do, and to weigh in on the big issues. … But I have not decided what I’m going to do in the future.”