Former Gov. Bill Haslam meets with Pence at White House
WASHINGTON — Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam met with Vice President Mike Pence as the Republican nears an announcement on whether or not he will make a run for the U.S. Senate.
According to the Tennessean, the meeting between the two long-time friends took place at the White House on Wednesday. They reportedly talked about a potential Senate bid.
Since stepping down from the top spot in the state, Haslam has been hinting at running for GOP Senator Lamar Alexanders’s seat, saying he was giving a bid “serious consideration.” Alexander announced he would not be seeking re-election in December 2018.
Haslam said he would be making his decision sometime in the spring of 2019.