Georgia-based blogger and radio host Erick Erickson will not be running for the U.S. Senate, Erickson writes at RedState.com:
In politics, self-awareness matters. It does. When I was a political consultant, I told my clients my first two rules. The first was to know when you were in the minority, even when you thought you were right. The second was to know yourself as others see you.
Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.
Erickson had said on his radio show earlier this week that he was considering challenging Republican senator Saxby Chambliss in the GOP primary.
But that doesn't mean Chambliss has escaped a primary challenge. Congressmen Tom Price and Paul Broun, along with former secretary of state (and failed gubernatorial candidate) Karen Handel, have been mentioned as possible contenders for the Republican nomination for Senate in 2014.