Senator Jack Murphy To Retire – Or Maybe Not

Update: Per Todd Rehm, Jack Murphy says “I’m still running”.

Per Zpolitics, Senator Jack Murphy is set to retire.  We covered two of his potential challengers here yesterday (Lauren McDonald III and Michael Williams).  Per the comments in that post, Jack Schiff was also mounting a primary challenge.

The retirement adds to that of Majority Leader Ronnie Chance, Majority Whip Cecil Staton, and Savannah Republican Buddy Carter who is running for Congress.  That’s at least four new Freshmen Senators likely in the very young Republican Senate caucus.  Possibly more, as we’ll see this week with qualifying who is running for re-election, and who draws primary challenges.


  1. billofgainesville says:

    Jack Schiff is indeed a candidate in the race for Georgia Senate, Dist. 27. He will qualify on Tuesday. There has been speculation in Forsyth County for more than two years that if Murphy does retire, that longtime Murphy supporters County Commissioner Brian Tam or School Board member Kristen Morrissey would run.

  2. saltycracker says:

    He’ll need his legal team to give him guidance –
    Protect the takhomasac war chest of $$$$?
    Proven firewalls in the Senate & committees ?
    Consequences of defeat vs. retirement ?

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