Skip to comments.Tom Price won’t run for Senate in Georgia
Posted on 05/12/2013 5:33:21 PM PDT by Hoodat
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) will not run for Senate in 2014.
[O]ur assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now, Price told the Marietta Daily Journal. [T]hats where well be offering for reelection in 2014.
His decision to stay out of the race suggests that Karen Handel, the former secretary of state and an ally of Price, will launch a campaign.
Reps. Jack Kingston, Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey are all already in the race.
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Georgia US Senate race. Price is bowing out, and instead will remain a proxy vote for Speaker Boehner.
Kingston is a corrupt DC insider. I wish he had to quit as a congressman to run for the Senate. Then if he lost, we’d finally be shed of him.
congressman = representative
Technically, both Senators and Representatives are Congressmen. Senators, the stuck up jerks they tend to be, get offended if you call them Congressman. Representatives generally have no issues being referred to as Congressman or Congresswoman, although I have worked with a couple that insisted on always being called Representative.
So, of the announced, who is the most conservative who won’t flake out and/or stupidly fall (à la Akins and Mourdock) into a trap set by the mainstream media?
That's exactly what I think of Price.
Broun has already had his Akins/Mourdock moment, and he survived. I believe he learned his lesson and won’t repeat the same mistake. Broun is also a young gun in the mold of Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. Needless to say, the Georgia state GOP will do everything in their power to ensure that Broun does not win. After all, they were the ones who gave us Isakson and Chambliss to begin with.
Is anyone here going to the state convention next Friday-Saturday?
Sorry, I will be in Virginia.
Of the three announced candidates, Paul Broun easily has my vote.
Well, I’m not from Georgia so don’t have a vote there. But I’ve just gone in and made a small donation to Paul Broun’s campaign. Let’s continue the march to a conservative Republican Senate.
I guess you didn’t see my post #4.
Thanks for letting me know Broun is the best of the bunch. He’ll get my vote.
Me too. Paul Broun is the guy we need.
I’ll be there. Lots of good news in the 8th district with our newly elected CONSERVATIVE district officers.
I hope we can shake up the state too.
Broun is my first choice too. Gingrey and Kingston seem more like Washingon insiders than representatives of the GA populace.
That woman is absolutely convinced that Georgia needs her to represent us. She was in the lower half of my list of candidates for governor and lost a runoff to a guy who was also in the lower half. She should either go get a private sector job (not another non profit) or go home and take up gardening.
He’ll have to. He can’t run for the Senate and for Congress again simultaneously.
Now that is truly good news.
But only if Kingston loses. Let us pray the Tea Party prevails.
Here are six Republicans either running or considering running for Kingston’s seat so far:
Buddy Carter (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Pharmacist & Businessman
Darwin Carter (R) - Ex-USDA Official & Frequent Candidate
Jeff Chapman (R) - State Rep., Ex-State Sen., Ex-Glynn County Commissioner, Businessman & ‘10 Gov. Candidate
B. Stefan Jarvis (R) - Realtor & ‘11 Savannah Mayor Candidate
David Schwarz (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Ross Tolleson (R) - State Sen., Banker & Financial Advisor
I’m not sure which of these are Tea Party.
Thanks for that list. We’ll surely learn more about them as the field solidifies & the campaign begins in earnest. I’d go so far as to say it wd be hard to be a Republican & be worse than Kingston. [Meaning, a Dem cd easily be worse.] He was in DC way too long. It was all about the Ruling Class for him. I just hope he loses his senate bid.
Here’s the page that lists the candidates with links to their websites:
I wouldn’t say Kingston is dreadful, and certainly not in the realm of the far left (think ex-Sen. Chafee of RI), but you are correct that he’s been in DC too long. 22 years in the House (by the end of his current term) and add in his prior 8 in the GA House, and that’s 30 years. There are very few people that remain in office that long that don’t get corrupted by or assimilated into the DC culture.
I’ve concluded the curdling point for the bulk of our people is about 6 years. After that point, they slowly (or quickly) move away from the ideals that brought them to DC and decidedly become a part of the problem.
I guess it’s personal w me & Kingston. I wrote him w a pressing concern & received back a form letter brush off. There was also an instance of him taking $ designated for something else [sorry, I forget the exact details but cd look them up] & using them to improve the beach front of his GA island vacation home. That is corruption.
But he is usually a fairly conservative vote, so I see your POV too. I just heartily dislike the man’s DC Insider MO, & can’t wait to see the end of him.
Yeah, I’m similarly fed up with my members here in Tennessee. My House district hasn’t elected a Republican since President Grant was reelected in 1872, so most of them in my lifetime have been largely useless. I have liberal Lamar! for the senior Senator (6th most liberal in the GOP) and he’s running for reelection to a 3rd term next year. The irony is in a book he wrote some time ago he emphasized “two terms and out.” Of course, that doesn’t apply to him.
As we say here in GA, ‘I heard that!’. I suffered for 20+ yrs w Ted Kennedy & Kerry as my senators [born & raised in FL, but did a long stint in MA]. When I finally got back to the south, first thing I did was look up my reps. All three Republicans—I was so happy.
Yet almost immediately the first Amnesty push hit, & I saw exactly what Chambliss & Isakson were all about. It was such a let down.
Can’t imagine what you suffer w Lamar—not to mention your Dem rep. I didn’t realize parts of TN were that liberal. Condolences!
We’re overrepresented with establishment RINOs in TN in the top offices. This is largely because they have the big $$ and because we have no party registration and wide-open primaries (so Dems can vote for the most liberal R candidates) with no runoffs. Neither Lamar! or Corker were the choice of the Conservative base.
Lamar! was also smart in that he made sure to rack up all the major elected officials for his 3rd term, so they’re all reduced to repeating talking points shilling for him, which is sickening.
My main beef with Lamar! is that back when he was Governor, he steadfastly refused to leave that office 2 years early to run for Howard Baker’s Senate seat, leaving a hapless candidate to battle Al Gore. For a long time, we were saddled with THAT nutter and his seatmate, Jim “Daff-uh-zit” Sasser. TN is far more Republican and Conservative these days, but our members (at least the Senators) have yet to reflect that. We should be sending Ted Cruz types, instead of these go along to get along country clubbers.
Wide open primaries are wrong on every level. Even the mention of them boils my blood. Our primaries are wide open here in GA too. You’re so right. Dems & others use our corrupt primary rules to defeat conservative candidates. The ONLY reason we have this mess is because the RINOs have figured out how much we detest them. Optimistically, I can only hope we reach a tipping point, & revolt in such numbers their hanky panky rules can’t stop us.
I had forgotten you had to endure Al Gore. Omc—what a scary thought! You had to be thrilled when he was picked as VP. It’s a shame it takes something on that order to rid us of these wretches. Here in GA we will be stuck w Isakson until God in his mercy intervenes. These senators were never meant to leave office feet first, a la Kennedy. Something needs to change.
Gore tried to perfect a “moderate” schtick (ditto Sasser) when they ran for office, but Sasser was never a moderate and Gore moved leftward from the first day he was elected to Congress. Curiously, most folks in TN were naive about just how left wing both were (and the TN GOP was largely dead from the post-Watergate period until 1994, so neither was seriously challenged).
When Gore moved to VP, Tennesseans began to see him more for what he was. As a result, in 2 years, we went from a Dem Governor, 2 Dem Senators and 3 House members (out of 9) to a GOP Governor, 2 GOP Senators (with Sasser being voted out) and 5 out of 9 House members (as of today, it’s now 7 out of 9 that are GOP). Clinton narrowly carried TN in ‘96, but with a plurality (absent Perot, Dole would’ve carried TN). Based on that, I expected Gore would fail to carry TN in 2000, and I was proven right (and his singular failure to carry TN, arrogantly presuming the rubes and suckers would vote for him in a landslide, as they did 10 years earlier when he carried EVERY county in TN in his last Senate race against a nobody, turned out to be his undoing — had he carried TN, the outcome in FL would not have mattered).
Gore never bothered to attempt a political comeback in this state (such as running for Governor), because his unpopularity here was pretty palpable. This country was greatly spared this moonbat becoming President. It’s funny, though. The Al Gore that first ran for Congress in 1976 would scarcely have recognized the Commie moonbat nutter that was running for President in 2000.
Those are some encouraging stats from the blue to red shift in TN. More good news to go w the Gosnell convictions.
Gore isn’t the only one who shifted. You may be shocked, but Ted Kennedy was once passionately pro-life. He was also once eloquently opposed to growing the national debt. I vividly recall him inveighing against the interest alone on the national debt—but this was a while back.
DC corrupts pols, but liberalism corrodes. It’s like pickling the brain in battery acid. The capacity for rational thought is the first to go. Or maybe its the capacity to feel compassion, as for a baby born alive that goes first.
Fortunately the Cruz Missile is on the loose in DC now. They say Obama wants to make Cruz the face of the GOP. Well if he is really that clueless, bring it on.
I know ole Ted was once pro-life, as were many liberals. Of course, what passed for liberalism 30 or 40 years ago is right wing today. It shows how off to loony-toons land that diseased ideology has dragged this country into (first by the Democrats, followed by their GOP establishment soulmates). With the disaster we find ourselves in today, saving this country will either require drastic reforms or a revolution, because we can’t continue on this Detroit-style course we’re on.
“With the disaster we find ourselves in today, saving this country will either require drastic reforms or a revolution, because we cant continue on this Detroit-style course were on.”
Jeff Chapman is a good local man. He was a strong, VERY independently minded representative until he made a run for Governor, and is now again our state representative. We are proud to report that he is not, nor has EVER been a member of the old boy’s club, (and never WANTED to be, lol!!!), up there in ‘lanta :)
SO glad to hear he is running for Jack’s seat!
Thank You Lord, for blessings without number.
This is what Republicans once stood for.
And interestingly, Jeff Chapman could quite easily be classified as PRE Tea Party. He has issues with some of the Atlanta chapters becoming too tightly linked with the status quo in the Capitol.
As proof of his bona fides I still have a small sticker from one of his long ago campaigns wrapped around my pencil/pen cup by the comp. It is titled - Jeff Chapman’s Guiding Principles
Is it right and constitutionally sound?
Will it decrease the tax burden and prove fiscally responsible?
Will it empower the family, promote the general safety and encourage personal responsibility?
May God guide our course.
That was such a great ad, and boy howdy, he is the nicest man, but Lord, he is not afraid to stand his ground, lol. Thanks for the reminder, Hoodat.
We really need to get behind him, because just like when he ran for Governor, the GOP State Elite will do everything in their power to marginalize him.
Dear Lord, guide our course.
Just to note that State Rep. Chapman hasn’t officially declared for Kingston’s seat, yet (he is listed as a speculative candidate). Only Sen. Buddy Carter & ex-Savannah Mayoral candidate Stefan Jarvis have formally declared.
I wondered about that, laughs. Confession time. Since the “election” / coup I have stepped back moe than a little bit politically speaking, and am no longer in an inner loop ; ) so I figured not hearing yet, just meant I wasn’t paying attention, laughs again.
Truth be told, I would MUCH rather have Jeff in Atlanta. For all intents and purposes, I have written off D.C. and am thinking we are going to need to make this turnaround from a state level, and Jeff is a very good man for exposing the false conservatives at the Capitol.
Thanks much, FRiend and may God bless.