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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:10 PM

Corker 'Listening Closely' As Some Have Encouraged Him To Reconsider Retiring

Source: NPR

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has been uncharacteristically mum this week when asked to comment on reports that he may change his mind about retiring this year.

"I don't really have anything to say," Corker told NPR Monday evening. But on Tuesday evening a spokeswoman suggested Corker could be rethinking his decision to retire.

"In recent days, people across Tennessee have reached out to Senator Corker with concerns about the outcome of this election because they believe it could determine control of the Senate and the future of our agenda," Micah Johnson, a Corker spokeswoman said in a statement provided to NPR. "The senator has been encouraged to reconsider his decision and is listening closely."

Reports surfaced over the weekend, first by CNN, that some forces within the GOP were prodding Corker to reconsider over concerns that an open-seat race could deliver an upset Democratic victory in this year's midterm elections.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/13/585376134/corker-listening-closely-as-some-have-encouraged-him-to-reconsider-retiring

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Julian Englis Feb 2018 OP
mountain grammy Feb 2018 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2018 #2
Julian Englis Feb 2018 #4
paleotn Feb 2018 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #5

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:14 PM

1. Yeah bob, you can get so much richer.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:25 PM

2. Is he one that has made millions off his job and insider trading??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:32 PM

4. No, he's the one that made millions of the last minute changes to the tax bill n/t

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:21 PM

3. He'll lose the primary.

He's not stupid, so he's not getting back in. Too many burned bridges with the psycho caucus. Blackheart will beat him. The die is cast.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:39 AM

5. but the battle

It'd be great to see the battle between crazy Blackburn supporters and greedy Corker supporters. They are not the perfect overlap, so there would be some nastiness. It could result in TN voters concluding there's only one sane choice.

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