Nashville attorney Bob Tuke to enter Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville attorney Bob Tuke says he will compete in the Democratic primary for a chance to challenge the seat of Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

The former chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party told The Tennessean that he plans to make a formal announcement in the coming week.

Tuke says he's been meeting with donors and estimates he needs about $5 million to mount a challenge.

Tuke joins three others who've announced intentions to compete in the Democratic primary.

Alexander has no Republican challenger in his bid for a second Senate term.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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