Kid Rock is running. Judge Roy Moore just won the primary against the establishment “favorite.” So why not Senator, Peyton Manning?
While he hasn’t announced, there is much speculation that he may run to fill the void as Bob Corker announced he won’t seek re-election.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is already being talked about as a possible Republican contender to compete for Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker’s U.S. Senate seat after Corker revealed Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018.
A Tennessee Republican source told the Washington Examiner that Manning was one of three names that came to mind as potential GOP candidates, along with Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Gov. Bill Haslam.
Meanwhile, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., also floated Manning as a possibility, but for 2020 if Sen. Lamar Alexander decides against seeking re-election.
Why are people talking Manning for senate?
CBS Local/Boston presents this:
Former NFL and University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning’s political future has long been a source of speculation, especially after a highly-publicized golf outing with President Donald Trump and Corker earlier this year. The quarterback also attended a Republican congressional retreat.
And more outlets think 2020 is a better bet for Manning. The Daily Caller:
Football legend Peyton Manning is interested in running for U.S. Senate, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee said in an interview Tuesday.
“Peyton Manning is a great guy and a popular guy,” the Republican congressman told Business Insider, adding that Manning would most likely be interested in running in 2020 if Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee retires.