When asked about a potential political career, Manning said, "I have no interest in the political world but would like to continue serving communities".
Shortly after Corker's announcement, Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais suggested that Manning could be the right fit to take his place, in an interview with Business Insider.
All eyes are on 7th District Rep. Marsha Blackburn to run for Corker's seat. Lamar Alexander's seat if Alexander chooses to retire in 2020, according to Joe Perticone of Business Insider. During Corker's first campaign in 2006, Manning gave Corker $2,100 in both the primary and general elections.
Manning then set the record straight during a keynote address at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas.
The Tennessee congressman said Manning "may be looking more" at Alexander's seat. "Last week I was going to run a team, this week I going to apparently run for Senate, and next week I'll be an astronaut. ... But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me", Corker continued.
"Everybody likes Peyton Manning", Alexander told USA Today Network-Tennessee in March, "including me".