Football legend Peyton Manning is interested in running for U.S. Senate, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee said in an interview Tuesday.
"We have not had any political discussions with Peyton Manning", Scott Golden, the Tennessee Republican Party chairman, told USA Today.
"[Peyton Manning] is a great guy and a popular guy", DesJarlais told Business Insider.
The news came after Tennessee Sen.
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Manning's name was first thrown out as a potential candidate to run for Senate in March, when rumors originally surfaced Alexander was considering retirement rather than running for a fourth term in 2020.
Manning then set the record straight during a keynote address at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. Corker later said he had a "strong" relationship with the President, and the two had a meeting at the White House on September 15. Is it likely? I don't know. "But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me", Corker continued.
If Alexander does decide to retire and Manning runs for his seat, Manning may have the backing of the 77-year-old Republican senator.