Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chambliss strategist calls Norquist beef "real net positive"

Tom Perdue, chief strategist for Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, says that, if anything, fallout from his break with anti-tax icon Grover Norquist has been positive.

Perdue said the controversy Chambliss triggered when he suggested he was open to breaking with conservative activist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge had been a "real net positive" for him, and dismissed talk that Chambliss may face a top-tier challenger as "rumors."

Republicans who haven't ruled out a bid against Chambliss include Reps. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) as well as former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R).