Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is not running for reelection in 2014, Politico reports, which opens the door for a comeback of perhaps the funnest candidate of all time, Herman Cain. Cain was the top choice of Georgia Republican voters in a December survey by Public Policy Polling. Cain, the former pizza executive who dodged questions about sexual harassment allegations by breaking into song, was seen favorably by 68 percent of state GOP voters, and was beating Chambliss in a hypothetical Republican primary by 50 percent to 36 percent. (Update: Cain told CNN Friday that he's not running, but he has many months to change his mind.)
But that's not all! Georgia is packed with politicians known for saying very interesting things. Among the names floated for the Senate seat include RedState blogger Erick Erickson, who was trailing Chambliss 22 percent to 51 percent in PPP's poll. Former Florida Rep. Allen West, known for saying many things, including that as many as 80 Democrats in Congress were communists, trailed Chambliss 26 percent to 47 percent. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, who recently said "I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution," trailed Chambliss 14 percent to 57 percent. Though PPP didn't poll his name, let's not forget about Rep. Phil Gingrey, who recently defended Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments.