Former Gov. Bill Haslam won't be running for Senate in 2020, lawmakers react

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has confirmed that he won't be running for Senate in 2020.

When Alexander announced in December that he would not seek reelection in 2020, Haslam said he would give "serious consideration" to making a Senate bid.

The popular two-term Republican governor had previously declined to run for the seat that Republican Sen. Bob Corker vacated in January.

Haslam released a statement on Twitter explaining his decision to take a different path in life.

Sen. Lamar Alexander provided FOX 17 News with the following statement:

“Bill Haslam would be a terrific United States senator, but he has served Tennessee well and unselfishly for 15 years as governor and as mayor of Knoxville, and I can completely understand his desire to take a different direction with his life.”

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