I’m reliably told that top Democrats see the writing on the wall with the Mark Taylor campaign and have begun serious, private talking amongst themselves to see what deal can be struck to put Taylor back on the Lt. Governor’s ticket and prevent a heated contest against Cathy Cox.
Cox showing impressive fundraising prowess in the latest campaign disclosure cycle. One Democrat speculates that Ralph Reed is still the most likely Republican nominee for Lt. Gov. and imagines that a Taylor v. Reed fight would be lots of fun. He says, “Whether it is Cagle or Reed, Taylor can beat either. But, it would be lots of fun to watch Taylor and Reed fight.”
Cox is widely seen by both Democrats and Republicans as the one Democrat who can best give Sonny Perdue a run for his money (and he has lots of money according to his disclosure). The downside of a Cox v. Taylor primary is that both would get beaten up and both would use valuable resources otherwise available for the general election.