Political Wire scooped GA news…

From Political Wire, which may have gotten the information from the Rothenburg Political Report:

Musical Chairs in Georgia in 2010?

Don’t be surprised in four years if a couple significant Georgia Republicans attempt to switch roles. In 2010, Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) will be term-limited and could very well seek an open U.S. Senate seat, vacated by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), who would run for governor, according to one GOP insider familiar with the situation.

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  1. bowersville says:

    At ajc.com’s Political Insider, Alec Poitevint is quoted “Perdue has to be on anybody’s’ short list. He’d be on anybody’s’ list of 10, and he might make some peoples’ list of top five,” for a vice Presidential running mate.

    In ’06, Perdue “shipwrecked” the Democratic opponent in a year of overwhelming Republican defeats nationwide.

    A recent poll (which I don’t have in front of me) reflected that Georgians overwhelmingly believe Georgia is headed in the right direction. In other words, Perdues approval rating is high, and he’s at the forefront of recognition, not Isackson.

    With Isackson’s defeat, 53-46%, Perdue is in the driver’s seat. Perdue would be better served, and Georgia, to post pone an endorsement until closer to ’10. At that time, it may be more politically expedient to endorse a predominant Republican female.

  2. Burdell says:

    Can this sort of thing be any good for the state or for the party in the long run? I still haven’t decided, but at first glance it just rubs me the wrong way.

  3. Know Nothing says:

    This Isakson for gov rumor is very intriguing. I will get to the bottom of this and report back sometime in the next month or so.

  4. Bull Moose says:

    I said back in 1998, had Johnny Isakson won the race for Governor in 1990 when he ran, he would have been one of the leading candidates for President of the United States or Vice President of the United States in 1996 or 2000.

    He he won the Senate seat that Millner lost to Cleland in 1996, he would have been Majority Leader of the US Senate instead of Bill Frist.

    Those of you who doubt Johnny Isakson’s appeal, talents, and ability do so foolishly. He’s a man who says what he means, does what he says, and is the same man no matter who the audience is.

    So Isakson for Governor, you betcha. Perdue for Senate, not so fast. Wouldn’t Jack Kingston have something to say about that?

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