NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The man who has successfully helped Republican candidates bring in donations for more than four decades is stepping away from the prominent role.
The Tennessean reports that 79-year-old Ted Welch, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease last year, will no longer play the fundraiser extraordinaire for the dominate political party in the state.
Prominent Republicans helped by Welch's fundraising prowess include U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Gov. Bill Haslam and Sen. Bob Corker -- as well as former office holders like Sens. Howard Baker, Bill Brock, Bill Frist and Fred Thompson.
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