Former Tennessee governor's son considering run for U.S. Senate

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - The son of former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter is seriously considering a run for U-S Senate.

Mike McWherter is a 51-year-old West Tennessee businessman.

The former governor said this morning in an interview on WCMT radio in Martin that he had a long talk with his son last week and the younger man said he had not decided what he is going to do.

Ned McWherter said of his son, "Hes serious about it."

But the elder McWherter says hed rather his son wait for two years and run for what will be an open governors office.

Ned McWherter says he thinks he could go to "the hills and hollers" of East Tennessee and help his son in such a statewide campaign.

Ned McWherter was governor from 1987 to 1995.

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