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BOB CORKER (R)

Corker, the former mayor of Chattanooga, was nominated with 48% in a four-way primary.

  • Born: Aug. 24, 1952; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Family: Married (Elizabeth); two children
  • Education: University of Tennessee, B.S., 1974
  • Professional Career: Construction contractor/real estate developer, 1978-2006; State commissioner of finance and administration, 1995-96; project manager/construction superintendent, 1974-78
  • Military Career: None
  • Previous Elective Office: Chattanooga mayor, 2001-05

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HAROLD FORD (D)

Ford, a congressman, was nominated with 79% in a five-way primary.

  • Born: May 11, 1970; Memphis, Tenn.
  • Family: Single
  • Education: University of Michigan, J.D., 1996; University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992
  • Professional Career: Special assistant, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1993; special assistant, DNC Chairs Ron Brown & Alexis Herman, 1993; special assistant, Clinton/Gore Transition Team, 1992; staff aide, U.S. Senate Budget Committee, 1992
  • Military Career: None
  • Previous Elective Office: U.S. House, 1996-present

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