Report: Some lawmakers urging David Shafer to run for lt. governor

Rumors have been swirling that Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer has had his eye on a run for higher office. According to a new report, that may mean that he'll throw his hat in the race for lieutenant governor. 

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Rep. Chuck Efstration recently told the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce that Sen. Shafer is being "sought out" to run for the powerful office. 

“I’m very excited right now that as discussions about statewide races for constitutional officers takes place, I know Sen. Shafer is being encouraged by many people, including myself, to consider running for lieutenant governor,” Efstration said. “I don’t think we’ve ever had the kinds of opportunities that we do right now for additional influence in Atlanta.”

Shafer later confirmed to the Post that he would soon make an announcement, but stopped short of confirming that it would be for another office. 

Earlier this month, Rep. Geoff Duncan (R- Cumming) confirmed that he would seek the lieutenant governor's seat. 

Casey Cagle, who currently serves as Georgia’s Lt. Governor, is ramping up a run for Governor. 

Christy Riggins