State Sen. Dorsey Ridley, who represents Crittenden County in Frankfort, said Thursday he has almost convinced himself he should run for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield. "I am very interested in looking at this race," he said. "I've still got some phone calls to make" and "a few more people on my check list" but overall, "things look very favorable." Whitfield announced Tuesday that he is serving his last term in Congress. He was elected in 1994, the first Republican to ever hold the 1st Congressional District seat.