Does Tim McGraw have his eye on the Tennessee governor's mansion? The New Republic speculates that the country singer is considering a run for governor in 2010.

"He's been floating the idea for a few years now," reports the political magazine. "Tennessee Dems have been casting about desperately for a high-profile Democrat not named Harold Ford to take on Bill Frist, who is almost certainly going to run."

A spokesperson for McGraw had no comment on the rumors.

If he ran, McGraw would not be the first country star with political aspirations. Sammy Kershaw ran as a Republican for lieutenant governor of Louisiana last year, losing to the Democratic incumbent. The late Roy Acuff ran unsuccessfully for governor of Tennessee in 1948.

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