Josh Kraushaar reports that Republican Rep. Zach Wamp (Tennessee-3) will not run for re-election in 2010 for his House seat but will instead run for Governor. Former Senator Bill Frist, who was seen as a possible candidate, has already announced that he will not seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee in 2010.
Wamp has an 85% rating from the National Right to Life for the 110th Congress and a 92% Lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union.
Kraushaar speculates that Wamp’s seat should be easy for Republicans to hold on to since it is a heavy Republican district.
My two cents: Rep. Wamp seems like a fine choice for Governor of Tennessee. His election wouldn’t send me into ecstasy, but it would certainly be an improvement for the people of Tennessee over current Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen.