Sen. Bob Corker (R) “said Monday he plans to remain neutral” in the GOP primary. Corker added “he plans to support the Republican nominee in the fall against” former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D). (Washington Examiner)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-07) is considered the likely GOP nominee.
ON THE AIR. Bredesen’s new TV ad, which began running over the weekend and will air through March 11, cost $242,000. “The ad will air on broadcast stations in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jackson, and the Tri-Cities. They will also run on multiple cable television stations, including the Fox News Channel, CNN, the Hallmark Channel and the History channel.” (Nashville Tennessean)