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Ex-Sen. Corker: 'Don't Really See' Path to '20 Candidacy

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Former Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 06 May 2019 09:15 PM

Former Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Monday appeared to discount a 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, saying "I don't really see" a path for a candidacy, the Times Free Press reported.

"I think for someone to undertake that, they have to feel there's at least somewhat of an opportunity to actually be elected," the 66-year-old ex-senator said after a speech at the Nashville Rotary Club, the news outlet reported. 

"I see no point in just doing it to [run], you know, I just don't."

The former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, who frequently battled with Trump, said, "if I thought there was a real opportunity to focus on the kind of things that I'd like to focus on . . . I would strongly consider it.

"But I just don't see it today, and I don't see any point in trying to put effort out toward something that doesn't look realistic," he said, the news outlet reported. "I'd rather focus my energies some other place and try to be productive in that regard."

Corker told Time last month a GOP primary challenge against Trump would be "a good thing for our country."

"If you had a real primary, where you had someone that was really being listened to, and of substance, things that we were talking about — and I could go through a list of them — they would actually be debated in a real way," he said at the Time 100 Summit.

Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. William Weld last month became the first Republican to launch a primary challenge against Trump.

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Saying "I don't really see" a path for a candidacy, ex-Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Monday appeared to discount a 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, according to the Times Free Press.
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