Here's an interesting rumor from a local newspaper blog and their man in Nashville regarding Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Vanderbilt University that could have huge implications for the 2008 Senate elections if true.

Alexander was recently in the news for being the latest GOP senator to break with President Bush over his Iraq policy, although it appears Sen. Alexander may be backing off from his original remarks.

Democrat Mike McWherter, son of wildly popular former Tennessee Governor Ned Ray McWherter, is said to be considering a run for Senate in 2008 against Alexander.