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Former star of NBC's "Empty Nest" looking to challenge Bob Corker

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Actress Park Overall says she's always had an interest in politics so she's mounting a bid to be the Democrat who takes the longshot chance at unseating Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

Overall starred in the popular television series "Empty Nest" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

She is 1 of 7 candidates on the Democratic ballot for the Aug. 2 primary. Corker is being challenged by four Republicans in the GOP primary.

None of the nearly dozen challengers comes anywhere close to Corker's fundraising prowess. Only two - both Republicans - have raised more than $40,000, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Corker has raised about $11 million and has roughly $7.4 million on hand.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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