Sources close to Georgia Congressman Tom Price (R-Marrietta) say that he will delay making a formal announcement on whether or not he intends to take a show at replacing outgoing United States Senator Saxby Chambliss. The timeframe for a public announcement of the decision could be somewhere from 45 to 90 days from now the source tells Viral Read. Those intimately familiar with Congressman Price and the current weight of his decision to enter the Senate race say that Price is very inclined to run, but wants to take his time.
It is unclear whether or not Congressman Paul Broun’s announcement this afternoon will speed up Price’s public decision.
Viral Read was told that the congressman recently reaffirmed his strong inclination to enter the race just earlier this week. Congressmen Phil Gingrey (R-Marrietta) and Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) are both still mulling bids, though it seems unlikely that either will make an immediate decision.
Former Georgia Secretary of State and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel will most likely be making her decision whether to enter the Senate race based on what Price decides to do. Political operatives throughout the state speculate that Handel is likely to run for Price’s former congressional seat should Price make the decision to abandon it for the Senate run.
Viral Read did not reach out to Congressman Price’s official office or campaign for comment.