Monday, February 18, 2013

GA's ALEC Choices for US Senate

Boy, this article from The Roll Call really outlines the lack of and limited choices for decent representation of/by/for the people.  Future doesn't look too bright when you have this type of lineup for the US Senate.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., [ALEC] said Monday he will not be a candidate in the Peach State’s Senate race next year.

“After discussing it with family and friends, and after much deliberation and prayer, I have made the decision to not pursue a statewide office at this time,” Westmoreland said in a statement. “I am honored to be serving as the U.S. Congressman for Georgia’s Third District.”

Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ retirement opened the floodgates for aspiring Georgia Republicans seeking higher office. Republican Reps. Tom Price [ALEC] , Paul Broun [Just NUTS] and Jack Kingston [ALEC] all look likely to jump into the race soon.

Other Republicans, such as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, may also mount a bid.

Democrats’ best bet to win the typically red state is probably conservative Democratic Rep. John Barrow, who has not ruled out a run.

Democrats also suggested Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as a possible candidate. But Reed told MSNBC Monday that he was “going to keep being mayor.” He is the heavy favorite to win re-election in November.

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