Skip to comments.Candidates Begin Eyeing Post Now Held By Wamp
Posted on 01/11/2009 9:14:29 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
With veteran Third District Congressman Zach Wamp planning a race for governor in 2010, potential candidates for his seat in Washington are already lining up.
Rep. Wamp just won a new two-year term, but the seat comes open again in 2010 - when Rep. Wamp says he plans to shift his focus to the governor's seat.
Observers say Republican state Sen. Bo Watson might be a likely candidate.
Another possibility is the county's other state senator - Democrat Andy Berke. Sen. Berke would be in the middle of a four-year term, while Sen. Watson's Senate seat is on the ballot in 2010. Sen. Berke is also a possible candidate for governor.
One factor to consider for Sen. Berke is that Republicans now have control of redrawing district lines and his current boundaries in a part of Hamilton County and all of Marion County are likely to come under scrutiny.
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The district is more likely than not to stay in Republican hands, but what kind of Republican will Wamp’s replacement be?
Input from Tennessee Freepers will be especially valuable on this thread.
They ain’t gonna be much worse than him. I hope the GOP draws Berke out of his seat. I don’t expect the Dems to win. Marilyn Lloyd, the last Dem to hold it, was a moderate non-moonbat. She even endorsed Wamp in a future election.
Wamp did very well until the swamp’s system wore down his resistance. The kind of candidate you want is one who heeds his or her conscience over promises and/or threats of the established parties.
Hence it becomes ever more difficult to get the best people to run.
Average looking woman, When sitting next to Bella Abzug however she must have gotten wolf whistles.
Not the best photo of her. That was from one of her earlier terms in the mid to late ‘70s. I remember when people used to dress like that. :-P