NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United States Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced Monday that he will not run for re-election in 2020.
Here is the statement issued by Alexander:
I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020. The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege. I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights thinking that I have. I will continue to serve with that same spirit during the remaining two years of my term.
Alexander served as the governor of Tennessee from 1979-1987 and has been a U.S. senator since 2003.