Not So Fast On Those Judson Hill V Saxby Chambliss & Johnny Isakson Rumors: UPDATED

Saturday’s “Around Town” column in the Marietta Daily Journal contained this tidbit:

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.


  1. Toxic Avenger says:

    Rule #1 of Politics: We can’t keep our damn mouths shut, so if you say something to any other person, it will get to the media.


  2. Judson is also the guy that didn’t want people to be able to vote on legalizing Sunday alcohol sales when the majority of his district wanted a say in the matter.

  3. I Miss the 90s says:

    Good luck with that…how appropriate a comment.

    If a fascist like Hill runs, then I forsee most every democrat asking for the republican.ballot and voting against him in the primaries. I dislike both of our Senators, but a person like Hill in the US Senate is another step toward tyranny.

    • Harry says:

      A person like Judson Hill in the US Senate would be great, but it’s never gonna happen until one of our fine incumbents decides to retire.

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