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With Saxby out who is in?
01-27-2013, 10:33 AM
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With Saxby out who is in?
National Memo looks at the likely Republican field to replace the retiring Georgia Senator.

I am prompted to ask, what the hell is wrong with the water in Georgia?

Listed in the same order that NM with their commentary:

Herman Cain;
Quote: [...]
Cain would be the instant frontrunner if he joined the race. According to a December Public Policy Polling poll, 68 percent of Georgia Republicans view Cain favorably, and he would begin the campaign far ahead of the field.

Paul Broun;
Quote:[...]
Broun has recently made headlines for claiming that evolution and the big bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of Hell,” and for declaring “I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution.”

Phil Gingrey;
Quote:[...]
The only major hurdle for Gingrey: his recent remark that disgraced former congressman Todd Akin was “partially right” when he claimed that women rarely become pregnant as a result of “legitimate rape.”

Tom Price;
Quote:[...]
Price, who endeared himself to conservatives with his almost comically dire warnings about the Affordable Care Act, was a rumored candidate for Speaker of the House if John Boehner had been successfully toppled by a right-wing insurrection.

Karen Handel;
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sparked controversy when she pushed Komen to cut its support for Planned Parenthood — a move that caused a public uproar, eventually causing the foundation to reverse its decision and Handel to resign.

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With Saxby out who is in? #1 - pappy - 01-27-2013, 10:33 AM
In case your wondering about the Dems #2 - pappy - 01-27-2013, 10:35 AM
RE: With Saxby out who is in? #3 - Brewman_Jax - 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM
RE: With Saxby out who is in? #4 - Willinois - 01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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01-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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In case your wondering about the Dems
Here are the likely candidates as National Memo sees it:

Quote:arly speculation for the Democratic nomination has focused on “Blue Dog” congressman John Barrow, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, or even R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

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01-29-2013, 07:56 AM
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RE: With Saxby out who is in?
That's been all over the news here for the past few days. The teabaggers were going to make his re-election bid hideously expensive and difficult. Hopefully there won't be a repub to take his place.
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01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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RE: With Saxby out who is in?
I wonder if Democrats have any chance. Obama got 45% in Georgia last time. That makes it a steep hill but not impossible.

Michael Stipe would be interesting. Democrats are too dismissive of celebrity candidates. This gives a blog idea about the advantages of celebrity candidates in a post-Citizens United world.
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