Georgia Rep. dodges on challenging Chambliss

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U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) talks to the media in November
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) talks to the media in November
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Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is expected to announce his retirement Friday. The announcement comes as a number of Republicans have expressed interest in challenging the two-term senior senator from Georgia.

Before news of Sen. Chambliss’ retirement broke, Chuck Todd spoke with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., on The Daily Rundown Thursday.

Asked if Price would challenge Chambliss in a primary, the Republican congressman said the decision was “too premature at this point.”

However, after being pressed by Chuck, Price did not rule out a potential run saying, “if opportunity knocks, then you have to open the door.”

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee quickly weighed in on the Georgia senate seat.

In a paper statement, the DSCC said, “Georgia will now offer Democrats one of our best pick-up opportunities of the cycle. There are already several reports of the potential for a divisive primary that will push Republicans to the extreme right. This will be a top priority.”

You can watch Chuck’s full interview with Rep. Tom Price here:

Georgia Rep. dodges on challenging Chambliss

Updated