Tags: gingrey | senate | seat | georgia

Gingrey to Seek Senate Seat Vacated by Chambliss

Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 08:42 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Phil Gingrey is expected to announce next week that he will seek the Georgia Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, several senior GOP strategists said on Thursday.

“I've just talked to two people that told me Phil Gingrey is actually calling them telling them he's going to run — and his staff is telling people he'll probably make his announcement sometime next week,” Tom Perdue, a top Georgia Republican strategist who is close to Chambliss, told The Hill. “He said it on a conference call with about 12 people.”

With an announcement, Gingrey, 70, would join Rep. Paul Broun as another GOP contender for the Senate seat.

Urgent: High Gas Prices: Is it Obama’s Fault? Vote Now

Chambliss, 69, will retire at the end of his term.

“I know the people on [Gingrey's] team, and he's 100 percent in," another Georgia Republican official told The Hill. The person asked not to be named because the congressman has not officially declared his intentions. “He's looking for a full-time campaign manager right now, has direct mail and Internet folks lined up — he's full steam ahead.

“His conversations are all that he's 100 percent in,” the person told The Hill. “The chances of him running are 100 percent."

Even one of Gingrey's children “on her Facebook or Twitter said her daddy is running,” Perdue told The Hill.

And, another top Georgia Republican, when asked if Gingrey would run, told The Hill in an email, “Yes. He's in.”

But, officially, Gingrey has not made a final decision, a spokeswoman said.

“The congressman is still testing the waters but remains encouraged by the feedback he's receiving,” the spokeswoman, Jen Talaber, told The Hill.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Michelle Obama's 'Bailey' Gaffe Nothing New on Campaign Trail

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:43 AM

National news outlets and late-night comedians have been having fun recalling first lady Michelle Obama mispronouncing t . . .

Quinnipiac Poll: Ernest Leads by 2 in Iowa

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 07:53 AM

Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst has jumped ahead by a point in the latest Iowa Senate poll with 48 percent among likely . . .

Visa Inquiry May Hurt GOP's Mike Rounds in SD Senate Race

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 07:46 AM

The Senate prospects of Republican former governor Mike Rounds may have been hurt by FBI's confirmation that the bureau  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved