Recent comments made via Twitter by Lt. Gov. Mark Darr have raised speculation that he could be gearing up for a 2012 showdown with Rep. Mike Ross.
In a tweet Darr writes, “people are asking me to move to Madison County. Hmmmmmm. That’s an idea,” according to Talk Business; though later in an interview he backed off the idea of a 2012 run against the incumbent six-term representative.
“I may be running against Mike Ross some day, but I don’t foresee it being in ’12,” Darr said. “I will be working to defeat him one way or another in 2012, but it won’t me… as of right now, it will not be me.”
Still, his comments strike close to home (almost literally), because a move to Madison County — which as a result of redistricting was recently added to the Fourth — could open the doors for a potential Ross-Darr race for the congressional seat.
Both names have also been thrown around for the 2014 gubernatorial race in a match-up that would prove only more tangled if (most likely when) Attorney General Dustin McDaniels also puts his name in there.