From Bill Shipp:
Rumors continue to circulate that Republican Robert Lamutt is considering throwing his hat into the race for Secretary of State.
Lamutt, who fell just short in his bid for the GOP nomination for the 6th Congressional District (eventual winner Tom Price defeated Lamutt in a runoff), is said by insiders to have financially recovered from a campaign that was significantly self-funded in 2004. . . .
Lamutt is said by insiders to be aligned with the Casey Cagle-David Shafer bloc in the state Senate, which is seen by many to be rivals to Stephens and his supporters. Cagle is seeking the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor.
I’m verging on candidate saturation. In general, people (and I don’t mean this directed at Lamutt or anyone else) need to get in or shut up and get behind someone. It may be early, but 2006 is going to be enough of a battle for both parties. The more people in the races, the more donors are going to be tapped out on both sides..