The Majority Leader wants to shut down the desires of a bunch of senators to run for Lieutenant Governor.
A number of state senators are looking at a possible run for lieutenant governor in 2010, assuming that the current occupant of that post – Casey Cagle – runs for governor. But Senate Majority Leader Tommie Williams says he hopes the GOP caucus will unify behind one candidate and the others will forego the race.
“My position is, we only need one guy from the Senate running for the position,” he said in an interview Tuesday. “They need to come together and decide who that’s going to be so we don’t have a divided caucus.”
This sounds to me like he is not interested in running. Actually, come to think of it, several senators have told me that Senator Williams is not inclined to run again after this next term.
Thus far, I think, the rumors are Chip Rogers, Eric Johnson, and Cecil Staton. I dunno who else.