Retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), an outspoken critic of President Trump, says he will not campaign against the former Democratic governor of Tennessee who is running for his seat.
Corker praised Phil Bredesen, the expected Democratic nominee in the race to replace him, as a good governor and a savvy businessman with whom he worked closely when Corker was mayor of Chattanooga and then later the junior Republican senator of the state.
“Phil Bredesen is a friend of mine,” Corker said at a Wednesday breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
“I worked very closely with him for years. He was a very good mayor, very good governor, a very good businessperson,” Corker added. “Look, I’m not going to campaign against someone I’ve been a friend with and worked with.”
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