Senate race? What Senate race?
My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy, who never stops working, just finished up an interview with U.S. Rep. Tom Price – his first since that race for U.S. House conference chairman. The Roswell Republican lost to Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Washington state, who was backed by House Speaker John Boehner.
I asked Price if he had given any thought to running for Senate.
“No, it’s completely premature at this point to even consider that,” he replied.
Asked about his path in the next Congress, after losing his bid for Republican Conference Chair, Price said he would focus on work in the Budget and Ways and Means committees — both of which will be active in spending and tax battles.
“You don’t have to be the leader to lead,” he said. “And so we’ll continue to lead as we’re able in our conference to move us in a positive direction.”
But as far as challenging Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss is concerned, note that Price didn’t say no.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider