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What Corker’s exit means

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Posted: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7:23 am

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee’s announcement last week that he will not seek reelection at the end of his term could be a sign that the pragmatic wing of the GOP continues to be in retreat. That’s bad for Republicans and bad for the country.

Corker is a staunch conservative, but a savvy politician, who reaches out to Democrats on common causes. “He is a conservative Republican, but I have found him a terrific partner to legislate with on areas where we agree,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told the New York Times.

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