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Conservative faction doesn't want Corker to run

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Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) during a hearing on the Hill. Photo: Pete Marovich / Getty Images

With buzz that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) may seek reelection after all, several sources from the GOP grassroots tell Axios he should keep his retirement plans:

"Our supporters do not want to see Corker get back in this race. They think Corker is out of touch with what people in Tennessee want.
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots

Why it matters: Corker has backed off his attacks on President Trump, but conservatives haven't forgotten. One GOP strategist told Axios that running would "not only be a risky move with Tennessee voters, but also a risky move with the conservative movement."