Maybe he’s formed one, maybe he hasn’t:
Is Vernon Jones running for U.S. Senate?
The chief executive officer of DeKalb County, who has publicly toyed with the idea, couldn’t be reached Monday to confirm the veracity of an e-mail sent to news organizations indicating he has formed an exploratory committee for U.S. Senate.
No paperwork has been recorded with the proper federal agencies, but Jamie Gray, who identified himself as a volunteer with the Vernon Jones for Georgia Committee and answered the phone number at the bottom of the e-mail, said Jones, who has described himself as a “conservative Democrat,” is indeed considering a run for the office.
“He’s formed an exploratory committee to look into his options for running for Senate in 2008,” Gray said. He said Jones filed papers with the Federal Election Commission sometime last week.
But that agency hasn’t received such paperwork.