Republican Rep. Andy Biggs, one of former President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress, is considering a bid for a Senate seat in his home state in 2022.
Biggs, who also leads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told the The Hill newspaper on Monday that he “seriously considering a run.”
“I’m kicking the tires,” he said. “We’re looking at it, talking to people, seeing what it would look like.”
Biggs also said he’s “trying to gauge how much support I might have.”
Biggs’s decision to explore a Senate bid follows Trump vowed Sunday to help help candidates in races who had supported him.
Biggs is likely to run against Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, who won a special election in 2020 against former Sen. Martha McSally. The seat was also held by the late Sen. John McCain.
The Hill obtained recent internal polling conducted by Arizona-based Data Orbital, saying Biggs had a sizable lead, 36.1 percent, in a polls for potential primary contenders. The next closes candidate, according to this poll, is Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, the head of Arizona’s National Guard who received 2.6 percent.