Former Republican candidate for the #138th district Steve Helms tells the KY3 Political Notebook he's unlikely to mount another campaign against Rep. Sara Lampe in 2008.
Helms said he plans to remain involved in politics, and expects to run for state legislature one day in the future -- but stressed that 2008 is probably a no-go.
"Sara's really done nothing that would make people vote against her," Helms said. "So unless she really messes up or until she's term-limited, it's really a waste to run."
Lampe easily defeated Helms in 2006, 58%-42%.
Helms also said he's backing Fred Thompson for President. "I agree with him on his principles, unity, prosperity, security," Helms said, railing off the slogan on Thompson's campaign stickers.
He said he's concerned with Mitt Romney's past positions on healthcare in Massachusetts and has problems with Rudy Giuliani's social and 2nd amendment views.
"I don't know why all of the pundits say Fred isn't doing well. He's in the top 3 everywhere I look," Helms noted. "The majority of the people I talk to support Fred Thompson," he said.