As Mike Hassinger would say, there will be candidates and rumors of candidates…
As we’ve made it clear here before, we’re not trying to be too specific on who is in and who is out of the Georgia Senate race. Some prefer a comfortable maybe right now. While Paul Broun is in, Congressmen Price, Kingston, and Gingrey are making exploratory moves in various forms. Others (Karen Handel, Lt. Gov Casey Cagle) are taking close looks too while keeping their cards a bit closer to the vest.
Today’s candidate action by a non-candidate comes from the Gingrey camp, where Chip Lake has rejoined the team to help them test the waters. Lake was most recently Congressman Lynn Westmoreland’s Chief of Staff, but well before that served as Gingrey’s general consultant during his inaguaral congressional run in 2002.
Does this mean that Congressman Gingrey is a candidate? Not yet. Does it mean he’s serious about moving forward? When team members from the original run return to the fold, safe to say it’s a significant step in the process.