No big surprise here, but over at Peach Pundit Buzz Brockway has posted the following tweet and said that a second source has confirmed the information:
— Grant Thomas (@G_Thomas23) February 16, 2013
There’s a lively discussion at Peach Pundit about the news and the potentially crowded field to replace Saxby Chambliss, who has announced he will not be running for re-election in 2014.
From today’s AJC, Why Republicans expect a wide-open Senate race:
The Republican Party’s nightmare scenario is a U.S. Senate race so crowded and divisive that Democrats have a shot at the bruised-and-battered eventual nominee.
Yet party leaders are taking strides to avoid overtly culling the field, leaving the race to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss the kind of wide-open run makes some party insiders cringe.
National GOP groups are wary of being seen as interfering, and influential state politicians are staying on the sidelines.
And this on the current field:
Athens Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, whose far-right positions and fiery comments might prove troublesome in a general election, was the first to formally announce his candidacy, and he’s already begun campaigning across the state. U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Marietta and U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Roswell are all considering a run, and others could soon enter the fray.