State House Majority Leader Jerry Keen may run for US Senate in 2010:
“I am going to run for re-election (this year) to my House seat,” Keen told Insider, “but it is true that I had some people call, wanting to meet with me. I met with them and we talked. I said, ‘Let me make a few phone calls to see if it’s something I should consider.’ I have, and I have been very pleased with some very favorable responses.”
He continued, “A decision doesn’t have to be made today – probably in the next few years. It’s true I have talked to people and I would look at it very seriously.”
Keen stressed it is only something he would consider if Isakson does not seek re-election. “If he decides to run for re-election, I would be at the head of the list helping him get re-elected. But if he chooses a different direction, I would look at it very seriously.”
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland is another potential candidate for that seat, provided Isakson runs for Governor.
Westmoreland would be my choice for that seat, someone who has actually fought against government waste and tried to keep down spending.