A challenger to Sen. Chambliss -- A date comes and goes . . . .
One comment hinted that I provide more of my own commentary on this and other issues. Generally what I post is in and of itself a commentary of my feelings about an issue. But in this particular case, I will be specific.
In a 4-1-07 post I quoted Bill Shipp's prediction that "Congressman Jim Marshall, D-Macon, will not run for the Senate next year (90 percent)," and then gave the following commentary:
Some disagree with the Dean on this call primarily because they see Rep. Marshall's seat becoming riskier, not safer, over the next few years. This is because the next census will probably really mess him up, sending him north of Macon, and cutting out the southern portion of the 8th Congressional District. This notwithstanding, I agree with the Dean on this call except that I give the likelihood of Rep. Marshall not challenging Sen. Chambliss 100%.
Calling things as I see them, and although many in our party don't want to even think about such, I see the prospects for Sen. Chambliss' reelection in 2008 as being anywhere from great to excellent.
A 12-9-06 post reports:
High-profile Columbus trial lawyer Jim Butler confirms that he is interested in challenging Georgia senior Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, for re-election in 2008. Butler, a Democrat, says he will make up his mind by April 1, 2007.
That day has come and gone. Mr. Butler has not yet ruled out the run, but I do not think it is likely.
Michelle Nunn? Don't expect it; although it is within the realm of the possible, it is just not likely.
One prospect -- James Marlow if he doesn't win the 10th Congressional District seat.