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Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, A Bipartisan Dealmaker, Will Retire In 2020

A former Tennessee governor and U.S. secretary of Education, the Republican is currently the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, one of the few pragmatic dealmakers left on Capitol Hill, is the first senator to announce he won't run for re-election in 2020.

"The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else

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