Rep. Gerald McCormick said Wednesday he is considering a race for the Third District Congressional seat and should make a decision in about two weeks.
He said, "A group came to me and made a presentation and asked me to consider it. I told them the answer is no right now, but I am a lot more positive about it than I was before the recent blowup in the state House."
Rep. McCormick noted that if Rep. Jason Mumpower had been named House speaker as was expected that he was in line to be the majority caucus chairman.
He said, "I would have been involved in making policy and meeting with the governor weekly and it was an exciting opportunity. But then our friend Kent Williams sided with the Democrats and all that ended."
Rep. McCormick said, "Before that happened, I was telling those who asked me about running for Congress that it was no way since I had such an exciting opportunity in the state House."
He said the group that met with him included an elected official and some business people.
He said they pointed out that over 75 percent of the vote for the Third District seat comes from Hamilton, Bradley and Rhea counties and over 50 percent is from Hamilton County.
He said, "It is really a Hamilton County race to lose."
Rep. McCormick said he will be "calling a number of people and conferring with my family and others about this decision."
He holds the District 26 seat that was formerly held by Bobby Wood.