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Farragut’s Horne decides against governor’s run


Farragut resident and businessman Doug Horne, owner of farragutpress and Horne Radio, announced Friday, April 17, that he would not run for governor of Tennessee in 2010.

Horne said he planned to seek the state Democratic nomination by pushing tax reform coupled with guaranteed higher-education opportunities for every Tennessee high school graduate.

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester said that he spoke to Horne about his decision. “Doug Horne is a friend and I respect his decision to take his name out of consideration for governor,” Forrester said.

“I appreciate Doug for all he has done to support the Democratic Party over the years,” Forrester added.


Horne is a former chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party and president of Horne Properties Inc., a real estate development and management company based in Knoxville.

Democrats still in contention for the state’s top seat are Nashville businessman Ward Cammack, state Sen. Roy Horron of Dresden and former state House Majority Leader Kim McMillan of Clarksville.

Four Republicans who currently are seeking their party’s nomination are Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, District Attorney General Bill Gibbons of Memphis, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga.

 

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