JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - After losing the gubernatorial race to Republican Bill Haslam, Democratic nominee Mike McWherter took Wednesday off from work to spend time at home.

He slept late, watched TV, talked on the phone a lot, then got back to work.

The 54-year-old says he was very disappointed with the loss in the election. But looking back on his decision to run and the months on the campaign trail, McWherter said he doesn't have any regrets.

McWherter's bid to become Tennessee's next governor was his first time in the political arena, although he's made many appearances on behalf of his father, former Tennessee Gov. Ned Ray McWherter.

McWherter believes there were two factors that affected his loss in the election - money and the lack of a primary opponent.

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