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Corker unsure about running for reelection

Corker unsure about running for reelection
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Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 K.T. McFarland officially withdrawn as nominee for ambassador K.T. McFarland withdraws as nominee for ambassador MORE (R-Tenn.) said in a recent interview that he is still thinking about his plans for the future, casting doubt on whether he will run for reelection in 2018. 

"As far as what am I going to do in the future, I'm still contemplating the future," Corker told CNN.
 
"It's a tremendous privilege to do what I do, and to weigh in on the big issues. ... But I have not decided what I'm going to do in the future."
 
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Corker is reportedly split about whether or not he wants to run for reelection, a source told CNN.
 
Still, the Tennessee Republican is raising money for a potential run, according to CNN.
 
Last month, Corker criticized President Trump's reaction to violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., saying Trump hasn't shown he understands what "made this nation great."
 
Trump shot back at Corker, saying that the senator had privately asked the president whether he should run for reelection.
 
"Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18," Trump tweeted. "Tennessee not happy!"
 
Corker told CNN he talks to the president "about everything."
 
"We spend a lot of time together. We play golf. We, you know, they talked to me about being potentially vice president, secretary of State, so I've had multiple conversations about the future with lots of people," he said, when asked whether he had talked to Trump about his election plans.
 
"So, I'm sure when we played golf, the topic came up."