Former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) will decide whether to make another Senate run in March.
Simmons, who lost out on his party's nomination for retiring Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) seat this past cycle to former World Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon, said in an interview with a Connecticut TV station that he's still weighing his options.
During a taping of "Face the State with Dennis House," set to air this Sunday in Connecticut, Simmons was critical of the state's current GOP Chairman Chris Healy, suggesting the state party needs new leadership.
In the aftermath of his loss to McMahon at the party's state convention last cycle, Simmons has been critical of GOP leadership at the both the state and national level, suggesting party leaders should have been more forceful in backing him throughout the process.
In a recent interview with The Ballot Box, Simmons also laced into his former rival McMahon, making it clear he doesn't think another McMahon Senate run would give his party the best shot of winning the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).
"Are we looking for a candidate who has actually won races, a person who's committed to public service?" asked Simmons. "Or are we still looking for a multi-millionaire?"
Two Democrats are already in the race for Lieberman's seat: Rep. Chris Murphy and former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.