Maryville, Blount County (AP) - Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander came home to the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains to assure hometown folks he plans to seek re-election.
At a breakfast meeting in Maryville Tuesday, Alexander said he wasn't starting his campaign yet, but wanted to make it clear to the people of Tennessee that he would announce when the time comes.
The former governor, US Education Secretary and University of Tennessee President is completing his first term in the Senate.
He says he wants to run again because Congress needs people who understand the need for compromise.
Alexander says he knows how to work across party lines on major issues and is willing to do it.
He cited the war in Iraq, the efforts against terrorism, government spending and affordable health care as issues that neither political party can fix by itself.
Copyright 2007 the Associated Press.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.