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Erickson Foregoes Senate Run in Georgia

As I said earlier this week, I give him credit for even considering it.

But sometimes you have to put your family first, and that is clearly what Erick is doing here. 

RedState co-founder Erick Erickson said Friday he won’t challenge Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a GOP primary.

“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” the well-known conservative blogger wrote on RedState. “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 in pay and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.”

Some conservatives had hoped the stridently right-wing Erickson would challenge Chambliss, who has broken from party orthodoxy on taxes. Erickson has held elected office in the past, serving an abbreviated term as a Macon, Ga. city council member.
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