Report: Frist won't make a White House run

The midterm elections continue to take their toll.


Tim Grieve
November 29, 2006 8:42PM (UTC)

This month's midterm elections put the end to talk of George Allen as a presidential candidate, and now it seems they have taken their toll on another would-be Republican contender. The Hotline reports that outgoing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will announce today that he won't be running for the White House after all.

Frist wasn't on the ballot this month -- Bob Corker beat Harold Ford in the race for his seat -- but the "thumpin'" Republicans took must have suggested to Frist that Americans weren't exactly clamoring for more of his kind of leadership.

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Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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