The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia) suggests that the moderate-liberal Georgia Democrat may do so, now that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is retiring in 2014: "U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, an Albany Democrat who also calls Columbus home, will not commit to a run for the Senate. But he won't rule it out, either. 'Obviously, it is something people have been calling me about,' Bishop said. '....You never rule anything out this early in the game.' And it is early in the game. Bishop said it is not a given that the person who replaces Chambliss will be a Republican. Some national Democrats believe Chambliss has opened the door for Democrats to pick up a seat."
The article continues: "Ask Bishop if he thinks a Democrat can win the seat, and he is quick to answer. 'Yes,' Bishop said. 'Sen. Chambliss has been a moderate Republican, and I think some moderate Democrats would be appealing to the people of Georgia. It is all about values — God, country, work, family and guns. Those are the middle American values.'"
More about Rep. Bishop's possible political future: "One of the things that could keep Bishop in the House is his seniority and age. 'I am no spring chicken,' said Bishop, who turns 66 next week. He is also in his 21st year in Congress, and has a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee."