From the tip line
Rumor overheard after the CC meeting – Sen. Chip Rogers is considering joining DA King as a statewide candidate. He’d run as a Lt. Gov. candidate (possibly as a Republican) if King can get the signatures required to be on the ballot. Rumor is that Rogers is upset at the Gov. and Sen. Leadership’s refusal to stand behind his effordts at getting tough on illegals, and at having some of his bill shut down. The Lt. Gov run would give King’s run a little more legitimacy, and would put Rogers (who is obviously ambitious) into the spotlight. Ultimately he hopes it would force GOP leadership to take a harder line on immigration.
I am not holding my breath on this. Senator Rogers has been a good solider in the GOP army and I just don’t see him getting into the race as either an independent or as a challenger to Cagle and Reed.