Bill Frist is rumored to be considering a run for Tennessee Governor in 2010. With his name recognition and personal wealth, he’d be hard to beat.

Other names being floated:

The list of possible 2010 Republican candidates could include U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood, state Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, state Sen. Majority Leader Ron Ramsey and U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp of Chattanooga. Also, former state Sen. Jim Bryson, who lost the governor’s race this year, hasn’t closed the door on another run.

Interestingly, even with being stuck on the ass-end of the state in Memphis I recognize all the names except Haslam, but I couldn’t tell you whether I’d vote for any except Blackburn.