A rumor comes back around.

Speaking of Sen. Chip Rogers, yesterday I posted Martha Zoller’s claim of a potential primary opponent to Sen. Chambliss. In the comments Icarus speculated Rogers might be a candidate against Saxby. John Konop sent out an email saying:

Rumors are flying that Georgia State Senator Chip Rogers has been approached to challenge US Senator Saxby Chambliss in the Republican primary.

I can’t say for sure Konop first read the Rogers speculation at PP, but we know Konop is a PP reader. Konop’s email attracted the attention of the Political Insider guys who say:

This morning, John Konop — a Republican who challenged U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) in last year’s primary — is fueling talk today that Rogers is being pressured to run against U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in next year’s GOP primary.

Don’t jump to conclusions. We’ve got calls into Rogers, a Woodstock Republican who was behind the state’s 2006 immigration reform package. We’ll keep you apprised.


  1. Icarus says:

    For the record, I labeled my post as “wild speculation”, based only on Roger’s illegal immigration work in the Senate. I know of absolutely no one that is pressuring Senator Rogers to run.

  2. Know Nothing says:

    Um, did anyone take a moment and think that maybe it was Konop that “approached” Rogers?

  3. ugavi says:

    Chip’s statement:

    “I am humbled and flattered by the support of many who have asked me to run for United States Senate. My efforts in elective office have been solely focused on doing all I can for Georgia. I will continue to do exactly that – as a State Senator.

    “The most important obligation I have is to my wife and four young children. The sacrifices they must make to support me in my current position are more than I would like. While there may be a time I consider higher office; that time is not now.

    “I have great personal respect for both Senators Isakson and Chambliss. And while we may not agree on every issue, there is far more that unites us than separates us. I pledge my continued support to work with them to do what is right for Georgia and the United States.”

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