Why? Because, apparently, he thinks he's awesome.
Upon hearing current Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton had plans to run for governor, Coggs discussed the possibility of running for lieutenant governor with several friends.
“I began to think about it, and again, it makes sense to me. I’ve been in office for 26 years,” he said.
“My advantage would be the fact that I have an excellent record with the progressive community ... and no one has a better labor record than I,” he said. “I just have a wealth of relationships across the state.”
And why not, Rep. Coggs? Why not. Everyone else and their mother is running for that seat.