Frist May Run for Governor in 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said today he's considering a bid for Tennessee governor in 2010.

The Knoxville News Sentinel quotes him as saying he may run.

Frist in the past has deflected speculation that he would immediately gear up for a gubernatorial run after he left his Senate seat last January.

Frist abandoned a widely expected presidential bid last year, and is now focusing on global health issues. He has signed on to teach at Princeton University and is heading up a Save the Children campaign to lower childhood mortality around the world.

Before his election to the Senate in 1994, he was a Nashville heart-lung surgeon.

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