Washington (CNN) - Conservative activist Erick Erickson, editor of the leading publication RedState.com, is considering mounting a primary challenge against Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
"I had been rather dismissive of it, but in the past two days have been approached by several organizations and individuals I greatly respect who have asked me to really consider it," Erickson, also a CNN political contributor, said Tuesday. "I owe them that and will consider it, but am not prepared to commit to it. I have plenty of time to think about it."
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Erickson, who lives in Macon, Georgia, first discussed the possibility of running in a contest against the two-term senator on his radio talk show Tuesday evening and said he would discuss it with his family.
The latest cause of conservative anger against Chambliss, who is up for re-election in 2014, concerns his recent comments against the pledge vowing not to support raising taxes supported by activist Grover Norquist.
That pledge, widely supported by many Republican lawmakers, has come under scrutiny because of the looming fiscal cliff - unless Congress takes action at the start of the new year, the Bush-era income tax cuts are set to expire and major spending reductions are scheduled to be enacted.
"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Chambliss told Georgia television station WMAZ, a CNN affiliate, last week. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt and I just have a disagreement with him about that."
Opposition to Chambliss is not new to Erickson.
"Back in December of 2008, I wrote that Chambliss found himself in a runoff because he sided with every bad compromise from immigration to energy to the farm bill to the bailouts. Conservatives supported him because we knew he was what stood between America and 60 Democrats in the Senate. But he never learned his lesson and continues to support all the compromises that have gotten us into this mess in the first place," Erickson said.
"Whether it is me or someone else, conservatives should make beating Saxby Chambliss their chief cause in primary season 2014," he said.
Erickson tweeted Tuesday evening "If I were a senator I'd object to every UC (unanimous consent), until Obamacare was repealed. Shut down the Senate lest they shut down America" and "If I were a Senator, I'd sure as heck not have voted for TARP."
CNN’s Ashley Killough contributed to this report.