Westmoreland considering leadership run?

Westmoreland: "not officially throwing my hat in the ring, but it's good to talk and see how people feel." Meanwhile, Price stays mum on his plans.

Westmoreland Price

Thus far unmentioned in the leadership shuffle that’s coming in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland has reportedly acknowledged he’s considering a run, though the position and a final decision are unknown.

According to the AJC, the 3rd congressional district representative was asked by Jamie Dupree this afternoon whether or not he would entertain the thought of vying for a “leadership post.”

“You’ve got an open mind about everything I guess, and we’re talking to some folks,” Westmoreland reportedly said. “But I mean I’m not officially throwing my hat in the ring, but it’s good to talk and see how people feel, so we’ll see.”

Rep. Tom Price, previously cited by some as someone who’d have an eye on a leadership spot, has been mum on his plans so far.

“What we need to do now is meet as a Republican family and walk through the way forward,” he said earlier today, speaking of a members-only gathering slated for 4 p.m. today.

“It’s important to have that family discussion,” he continued in response to a question on whether or not he wished to be considered for either Majority Whip or Leader.

April 9, 2013