On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Georgians will be voting in several primary elections, including those for Congress. We will focus on the US Senate primary. Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is not seeking reelection this year.
Here is a list of Republicans running for this seat, along with their respective websites:
Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. http://www.paulbroun.com/
Art Gardner http://www.gardnersenate.com/
Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. http://gingrey.com/bio/
Derrick Grayson http://www.grayson2014.com/
Karen Handel http://www.karenhandel.com/
Congressman Jack Kingston http://vote.jackkingston.org/
David Perdue https://perduesenate.com/
Here is a list of Democrats running for this seat, along with their respective websites:
Michelle Nunn http://www.michellenunn.com/
Branko Radulovacki, M.D. http://drradforsenate.com/
Todd Robinson http://www.todd4ussenate.org/
The Libertarian running for this seat is:
Amanda Swafford http://www.amandaswafford.net/
In this crowded Republican race for Senator Chambliss’ seat, 3 candidates have risen to the top: Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, Congressman Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Neither candidate is expected to clear the 50 percent threshold necessary to move on to the general election in November, thus leading to a runoff. The top 2 candidates will most likely have another 9 weeks to compete against one another. It is crucial that Republicans hold on to Georgia if they want to take over the Senate.
Handel and Kingston are both attacking Perdue over the time he has spent abroad and over his business career. Perdue has criticized Handel for not having a college degree. The attacks that are likely to continue for another 9 weeks are feeding the Democrats information that they will most likely use against the Republican frontrunner in the general election.
What’s the real danger in extending the primary another 9 weeks if no clear winner is determined tomorrow? A quiet victory for Michelle Nunn, the presumed frontrunner on the Democratic side of the primary. While Republicans continue to fight with each other, Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, will have 9 extra weeks without GOP opposition to fundraise and to campaign.
Perdue is the only GOP candidate leading Michelle Nunn by an average of 3 points. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/georgia_senate_race.html Shouldn’t the Republicans unite so that they can hold onto this seat rather than fight with each other for another 9 weeks? How do you think this election will turn out?
Georgians, please remember to vote in this primary on Tuesday, May 20, 2014!