The Marietta Daily Journal – Price won’t run for Senate seat

10
May

The Marietta Daily Journal – Price won’t run for Senate seat

While there’s a stampede of politicians lining up to run for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat when he retires, U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) is not among them.

Price told the MDJ on Friday that he would seek re-election to the position he now holds representing Georgia’s 6th District in the U.S. House.

Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University who specializes in elections, believes Price made the right move.

“My perspective is that although I think he would be a strong candidate for Saxby’s seat, he’s doing exactly the right thing by staying put for his own career and for what he can do for the party, because he is well positioned in the leadership ranks in the House GOP, and he could climb the ladder much more quickly in the House than he could in the Senate,” Swint said.

 

Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy has said whenever there is an open seat at the top, it causes a leadership loss because of the domino effect of everyone trying to run for the higher position.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Price won’t run for Senate seat.

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