No Senate bid for Price in Georgia
May 10th, 2013
01:54 PM ET
10 years ago

No Senate bid for Price in Georgia

(CNN) – Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, won't run for Senate in 2014, he announced in a statement Friday.

"As of today, it is my intention to offer myself for re-election to represent the citizens of the 6th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives in 2014," Price wrote. "I look forward to continuing the battle to preserve fundamental principles that allowed us to become the greatest nation in the world."

Three other Georgia Republicans serving in the House of Representatives – Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston – have also said they'll decline a bid for the upper chamber.

Erick Erickson, the editor of, initially expressed interest in Chambliss' seat last year before deciding against a run. Former pizza executive and presidential candidate Herman Cain has also been mentioned as a potential contender for Chambliss' seat, though he denied he was interested in the spot in January.

On the Democratic side, Rep. John Barrow, who was considered a top candidate, has also said he won't pursue a seat in the Senate. That leaves Michelle Nunn as the leading potential Democrat to run for the seat. She's the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, citing "legislative gridlock and partisan posturing," said in January he wouldn't run for re-election in 2014. He's been a conservative voice in the Senate since 2002.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "Price won't run for Senate in Georgia"

    GOP won't let budget process return to "regular order" even though they've been demanding exactly that for 3 years now.


    Get relevant.

    May 10, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop fools should just give up on 2014 and 2016 , you lost the last two elections for a reason ,and that reason is incompetences and stooges for big oil and the nra lobby for the gun manufactures, keep sending your money to the nra fools and morons, they don't even represent you .. why don't you send your money to the oil lobby

    May 10, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    This should be a relatively easy seat for the GOP to hold, so why is everyone bailing? Maybe they are not as certain they will be in majority as they have been letting on, but it may also have to do with the fact that none of these men on the GOP side have any history of bipartisanship: Chambliss was bipartiasn on a few things, and it sank him.

    May 10, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. Dahak

    Why are so many Republicans turning it down? An open Senate seat in Georgia seems like an easy win for me.

    May 10, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. wishing us well

    Why would anyone with good sense ever vote for either of these "never were, never will bes" that have bailed thus far. None have ever had an original idea and they certainly don't care one whit about the people of Georgia- vote GOP? Not on your life pal

    May 10, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |