Bob Barr plans to make House comeback attempt

Former Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.), the 2008 libertarian nominee for president, will take a shot at returning to the House.

Barr told a group of Georgia Republicans on Wednesday that he'd run for the seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), according to the Georgia blog Peach Pundit. Gingrey is expected to run for the Senate.

Barr, who served in Congress from 1995-2003, briefly considered a run against Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) last election before deciding against it.

The former congressman's office reached out to clarify that he's not officially announcing for the seat.

"It is certainly my strong intention to run for Congress, but I would not make a formal announcement before my good friend and the current 11th District Congressman, Phil Gingrey, formally announces his intentions," he said in an emailed statement.

This post was updated at 4:05 p.m.