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Ramsey, Campfield reject entreaties to oppose Sen. Alexander

Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel • Jul 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

NASHVILLE — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and state Sen. Stacey Campfield both say they are being urged to run against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary, but have no intention of doing so.

“I’m not exaggerating, I get a dozen emails a week asking me to run,” Ramsey told reporters. “The tea party groups are out there looking for an opponent and I think they’ll have a hard time finding one against Lamar.”

The Senate speaker said he doesn’t even want the job.

“Why would I want to step down and be a United States senator?” Ramsey said. “He’s one of one hundred. I’m one of one.”

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