UPDATE: Erick over at Red State tells me that Corker’s office has contacted him to let him know this story is bunk. Apparently Roll Call got this one wrong. Good to hear!
Senator-elect Bob Corker is reportedly joining the moderate-to-liberal Republican Main Street Partnership. He will replace defeated Senator Lincoln Chafee as a member of the dwindling coalition.
Corker’s decision to join the MSP is surprising given his campaigning as a conservative. It is also perplexing. Why would a self-described conservative want to join a group that works tirelessly to undermine conservative principles?