Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Erick Erickson mulls challenging Chambliss for Senate seat

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Erick Erickson

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson says he's considering running against Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, who earned the ire of hardcore conservatives after he dared show disrespect toward Grover Norquist, pledge aficionado. The Washington Post reports:

Erickson, the founder of RedState.com and a CNN contributor, told listeners that he'd been approached about a campaign and would give it "prayerful consideration." [...]

In a blog post Tuesday, Erickson argued that Chambliss, whom Erickson worked for on multiple campaigns, should face a conservative primary challenge. "Saxby Chambliss has been part of the problem and remains part of the problem," he wrote.

A commenter on Peach Pundit, the right-leaning Georgia political blog founded by Erickson many moons ago, raised a good point about the senator.

I dont know, but being that Erick has had some things to say in the past which would make him toast in a general election IMO. Lets also not forget, this is the guy (Saxby) who ran an ad comparing his opponent (Max Cleland) who lost multiple limbs defending this country, to Osama Bin Laden which to this day is the most disgusting ad I've ever seen in a political campaign. Imagine what he would put Erick through.

Add to the equation that Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, one-time gubernatorial candidate, and Erickson ally who raised her profile with a Planned Parenthood spat, is also considering running against Chambliss, and things get even more interesting. And who can forget the other politicos apparently waiting in the wings?

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