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|Former candidate for|
|Governor of Tennessee|
Mike McWherter was the only candidate in the 2010 field who had not previously held elected office. He owned and managed a beverage distribution company in Jackson, Tennessee. Prior to that, he was an attorney in private practice in Nashville.
He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and also graduated from Union City High School. He lives in Jackson along with his wife, Mary Jane, and their two children.
McWherter did not have any opposition in the August primary.
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