Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie says he is considering challenging Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) in 2014.

Republicans have yet to land a top-flight recruit against the popular Warner. But Gillespie, in an e-mail to The Washington Post, noted that it could be pivotal when it comes to trying to return the Senate to GOP control.

"I’m going to take some time to talk with fellow Virginia Republicans about how we best win this pivotal Senate seat and, of course, with my own family, who come ahead of politics," he said.