NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Democratic state Sen. Beverly Marrero says she's "stunned" by an online effort to draft her to run for the U.S. Senate this year.
Marrero has been a vocal critic of the legislative redistricting plan that places her in the same Memphis district as fellow Democratic Sen. Jim Kyle.
She said Wednesday that the calls for her to instead run against Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker this year are a "very lovely gesture" and said she's not ready to rule anything out.
Marrero was elected to the state Senate in 2007 after serving six years in the House. She is 72.
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