There’s been a lot of speculation for some time now about who in the Georgia GOP might challenge U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a primary when he’s up for re-election in 2014. That speculation owes to a couple of issues on which he’s strayed from the main Republican Party line, most recently and notably with his openness to revenue increases via his work with the Gang of Six in the Senate.
Who is the GOP's best choice for U.S. Senate?
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The buzz grew last week after Congressman Tom Price lost his bid for a higher position in the House GOP leadership ranks (to Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington). Adding to the intrigue surrounding Price is the fact Speaker John Boehner, a friend of Chambliss’s, backed McMorris Rodgers.
In an article posted last night, Roll Call suggests another possible challenger to Chambliss is Congressman Paul Broun of Athens. Another tea-party favorite, Rep. Tom Graves, is also sometimes mentioned.
The thinking among Georgia politicos is that if one person jumps into the primary, others will follow. But who would be the best choice? Or is the best choice the man who already holds the office?
That’s this week’s Poll Position question (I realize it’s not Friday, but I will not be in the office this Friday). The question is not who will run, but who would be the best choice for the job, keeping in mind that we’re only talking about Republicans this time and will deal with potential Democratic statewide candidates another day. Answer in the nearby poll and in the comments thread below.
(Note: While voting continues apace, all comments will be going through moderation now through my return to the office on Monday. Have a happy Thanksgiving!)
– By Kyle Wingfield