Smoltz not interested in congressional seat

When I was informed last night that the Atlanta-Journal Constitution was reporting that the Republican Party might approach John Smoltz to run for a Congressional seat, I’ll have to admit that I was caught off guard. 

Based on a series of text messages, I received from Smoltz this morning it is safe to assume that he was just as surprised.

Smoltz chose to go on the record with a statement that simply read, “this is not in my plans.”

Based on what Smoltz revealed, it’s pretty safe to say that the Republicans had never informed him that they were thinking about asking him to run for the congressional seat that will be vacated this year when U.S. Rep. John Linder completes his 10th term.

When asked for his thoughts about Smoltz running for Congress, Chipper Jones said, “I, I, I don’t know how to answer that.” 

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