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Saturday, April 29, 2006

The fight card is set
Today's blogger

The annual circus known as "qualifying" in Georgia has finally ended. Let's look at some of the highlights...



  • Cobb County's very own Bill Bolton inexplicably decided to qualify to run for governor. I can think of many better uses for the qualifying fee...

  • The rumor mill has it that Steen Miles could shake up the lieutenant governor's race. I've heard conflicting reports about whether she's going to steal more votes from Jim or Greg; we may be looking at a runoff.

  • Ten total candidates for secretary of state. Kill me now.

  • Yeah, we got a candidate for Phil Gingrey. I admire the cajones, but it's very much a case of taking one for the team. Every other congressional seat is opposed, except for John Lewis' seat. Not bad recruitment wise.

  • We have the distinct joy of running Eric Ponder Lite (so I understand) in House 81. Be still my beating heart.

  • Neil Garvin appeared from nowhere to bear our banner in House 34. With a background in education, he's a guy I wish had shown up three months ago...

  • We qualified 109 state house candidates. Taking back the House will have to wait until 2008 (barring miracles), but hopefully we can at least gain some seats.

  • "Thunder" Tumlin can breathe a little easier with no opponent, and may be sipping on one of those mint juleps I'm sure a southern boy like Thunder can appreciate.

  • House 45 is like the jackpot us - not only is Matt Dollar a bad incumbent, he's got a primary opponent who redefines crazy. As evidence I submit this little bit of poetry by Craig Harfoot.

  • The cool thing about the qualifying list is that you get to see such horrible attempts at web sites. Take, for example, Jan Hackney's opponent in House 48: Elect Harry! Not only is it from 2004, my response to that "Thank you" in 64,000 point font is "Thanks for being a crappy state rep, and having a crappy website!" (Oh, and I love, love, love Jan's listed occupation: "Volunteer" - YAY JAN!!)

  • Hilarious website number two...

  • Die, Nancy Schaefer, die!

  • Sheila Jones has two primary opponents in House 44. Dang it people, leave our good state reps alone, all right? At least they're website challenged too... In all fairness, I guess there are plenty of great Democrats (Karla Drenner, Kathy Ashe) who have primary opposition, so rock on I suppose...

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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 4/29/2006 11:54:00 PM

4 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

Oh no! No opposition for Thunder? Who will we go to Marietta to canvass for?! I can't LIVE without canvassing against Thunder in his own neighborhood. Boy, that was good times. Good times.

5/01/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous erin said...

Whoever the marketing genius is who thought of "Elect Harry!"... they have a lot to learn. Let's not think of the unpleasant visual connotations.

5/01/2006 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. Who in the picture IS Steven Lee? Geeessh, guy!

-will

5/02/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steen might win! You never know...

5/08/2006 08:25:00 PM  

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