Change In The Air As Elected Officials Announce Future Campaign Plans

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, made headlines across the nation when he announced he would not seek a third term in the Senate on Sept. 26. His announcement surprised many, but it also set off an immediate scramble among journalists and officials to determine possible replacements.

But while Sen. Corker may have made the biggest splash, he’s far from the only elected official in the state making announcements. With help from TTA’s lobbying team, The Capitol Strategy Group, here is a rundown of which elected officials have announced retirement plans or aspirations for different offices next year.

US Senate

Corker’s decision to retire led to rumors of everyone from Peyton Manning to Tim McGraw eyeing a senatorial run in 2018. While Manning and other notables such as Gov. Bill Haslam have already declined any notion of running for the seat, others are already making their case to voters.

Declared Republican candidates:  

Declared Democratic candidates: 

Governor of Tennessee

Declared Republican Candidates: 

Declared Democratic Candidates:

State lawmakers announcing future plans: