Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is apparently having no more second thoughts about leaving Congress at the end of the year.
A top aide to the Republican said Tuesday that Corker considered jumping back into the race for the seat but has decided against reversing that decision.
“Over the past several months, Senator Corker has been encouraged by people across Tennessee and in the Senate to reconsider his decision not to seek re-election,” Todd Womack, Corker’s chief of staff, said in a statement. “Based on the outpouring of support, we spent the last few days doing our due diligence and a clear path for re-election was laid out.”
“However, at the end of the day, the senator believes he made the right decision in September and will be leaving the Senate when his term expires at the end of 2018,” Womack said.
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