I highly doubt it. But the AJC is reporting that the “flamboyant and sometimes controversial” DeKalb County CEO is considering a run for the U.S. Senate against Saxby Chambliss in 2008.
“Do I believe that I could contribute on a national level? I believe that I can make a difference, but it’s left up to Georgians to make that decision,” Jones said in a recent interview.
Although he would not confirm he is eyeing the seat now held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) in the 2008 election, Jones said he plans to spend some time in Iowa and New Hampshire, the states that hold the earliest presidential votes, attracting the parties’ top operatives. Jones said he wants to go “just to talk to people and listen.”
In a TV interview aired on WSB Thursday night, Jones did not specifically deny he was considering a run.
“I do believe Georgia needs another conservative Democrat and I think I represent that conservative base,” he said.