Committee Assignments to Sweeten Alexander Re-election Bid
Sen. Lamar Alexander is getting key committee assignments in the new Congress, a move designed to make sure the Tennessee Republican runs for re-election in 2008, according to a source close to Alexander and another senior Republican aide.I hadn't seen any news that Alexander was publicly wavering on a re-election bid, but I have also seen him give no timetable for any formal announcements either way. Stay tuned.
Alexander, a Republican in his first term, recently considered retiring from the Senate in 2008, but the new assignments make it nearly certain he will run again, the sources said.
(Hat tip: Political Wire)