WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 2, 2012
Corker Wins GOP Primary in Tennessee, Has Big War Chest Heading Into Fall
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has fended off four challengers in a Republican primary to win his party's nomination for a second term. The former Chattanooga mayor faced a much easier time in his re-election bid than he did when he ran in 2006. Then he had a tough primary against two former congressmen and narrowly defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. in an even-more bruising general election campaign.
Seven little-known Democrats were vying for the nomination to face Corker in the general election.
In the most recent financial disclosures, Corker had more than $6 million remaining, while no other challenger had more than $19,000.