From the Associated Press writer Russ Bynum today in the Savannah Morning News, Kingston plans statewide events amid Senate talk:
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has political events planned across Georgia this week after months of speculation about whether the Savannah Republican will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Kingston, 58, has scheduled news conferences Thursday in Savannah and coastal Brunswick, both key cities in his 1st District House seat, the congressman’s spokesman, Chris Crawford, confirmed Thursday. Crawford declined to say what Kingston will announce, but he said more events are being scheduled “across the state” Friday.
Please note that there has been no official confirmation that Kingston will be declaring his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
There have been some interesting discussions here in Savannah, across the state, and on this site about Kingston’s potential candidacy.
There are a couple of obvious challenges that Kingston will face early on.
He’s a clever, charismatic guy, but it’s been a long time since he’s had to mount a campaign against serious opposition.
While Kingston recently got similar poll numbers to two fellow representatives who have declared Senate runs for 2014, he will likely start with a disadvantage since his 1st District seat is so far outside the metro Atlanta media market.