THE JULY 31 primary isn’t here yet, but state Sen. Judson Hill (R-east Cobb), who’s running unopposed, is already looking ahead. He told supporters at two recent Cobb GOP events that he plans to mount a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Moultrie) in 2014. And should he be unsuccessful, he then plans to run in 2016 against U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-east Cobb), he said.
“Good luck with that,” cracked a local politico after hearing of Hill’s plans.
Senator Hill and/or his hair just sent a couple of tweets to correct the story, noting that he fully intends to run for re-election in 2014. He also added “Regarding Senator Isakson, Cobb County Republicans support our own and I thank Senator Isakson for his leadership for Cobb County.”
Update: After a few rounds of phone calls since this afternoon, it appears that Senator Hill was the source of his own rumors. Perhaps he should learn to know who is in small groups he is talking to at events in Cobb County (emphasis on events, plural) when he suggests that he’ll be moving up in title soon.
He does, of course, preserve the right to change his mind and/or talking points as only Senator Hill can. After all, he’s the guy that wanted to make health insurance purchases mandatory a year before he decided to make Obamacare and Medicare unconstitutional. Sometimes it would be better if that head did more thinking and less talking.