Polinaut gets the same story from Joe Repya as I got earlier this am.
Joe Repya, a retired U.S. Army officer, says he's thinking about running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican against GOP incumbent Norm Coleman. When asked if he's considering a run he said:
"I've received numerous calls and have been approached by a number of people who have asked me to consider running against Norm Coleman for U.S. Senate. I am going to take the next thirty to sixty days to travel around Minnesota since I am currently going to be speaking at a number of Republican event. I am going to sit down with conservative grassroots people throughout the state and assess if that is a viable option. I am making no decisions at this time. I am going take thirty to sixty days to decide what my political future is going to be."
When asked if he thought Coleman was conservative enough for the party, Repya said "The statement I gave you is the only statement that I am making."
I'm sure ANWR, Immigration, and Coleman's vote of no confidence for Gonzalez won't help him with the increasingly restive base.