Bryson looks to raise profile, money for fall vote

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Associated Press Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee Republican gubernatorial nominee Jim Bryson says he is looking get back in contact with supporters and ramp up his fundraising role for conservative candidates this fall.

Bryson, who gave up his state Senate seat to challenge of incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in 2006, is encouraging people to sign up for e-mail updates through his political action committee called the Government Accountability Project.

Bryson was a last-minute entry into the 2006 gubernatorial race. He lost every county to Bredesen, but still describes the campaign "a highlight of my life."

The 47-year-old laughed off a question whether raising his profile could signal his interest in another gubernatorial bid in 2010. Bryson says his political future is unclear.

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

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