Published: Thu, September 28, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Senator Peyton Manning? It could actually happen

Senator Peyton Manning? It could actually happen

Manning did speak at the congressional Republican leaders' winter retreat in Philadelphia in January so he has that in his background, but as of yet Manning has not alluded to the fact that he will run for a senate seat. Lamar Alexander decides to retire, as has been rumored.

Former NFL and University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning's political future has always been a source of speculation, especially after a highly publicized golf outing with President Donald Trump and Corker earlier this year.

Shortly after Corker's announcement, Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais suggested that Manning could be the right fit to take his place, in an interview with Business Insider.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in 2018.

Aides with Senator Alexander's office called the Politico article an "unfounded rumor".

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"Several Republicans are wondering whether Peyton Manning will run for Sen".

It's worth noting Travis said the only thing that would keep him from running is if Manning entered the fray.

"I also believe the most important public service I have to offer our country could well occur over the next 15 months, and I want to be able to do that as thoughtfully and independently as I did the first 10 years and nine months of my Senate career", Corker said. However, he downplayed speculation that Manning's entry into the political world is imminent.

Asked if she would consider running for Senate, Blackburn told reporters Tuesday afternoon, "I don't know".

"Everybody likes Peyton Manning", Alexander told USA Today Network-Tennessee in March, "including me".

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