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The last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee is running for Bob Corker's Senate seat: source

The last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee is running for Bob Corker's Senate seat: source

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has been calling potential donors to let them know he plans to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.

A prominent supporter confirmed he had spoken to Bredesen, the most recent Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, about the decision Wednesday. He spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn't expected until Thursday.

A Bredesen spokesman did not return several messages seeking comment.

Bredesen's calls to donors were first reported by the Nashville Post.

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