Michael Thurmond for Lt. Guv?

According to Creative Loafing, his announcement for that race is imminent. (Hat Tip: Georgia Politics Unfiltered.)

Is this good news for Democrats and bad news for Republicans? I think it might be. No offense to the other Democrats in the race, but Thurmond is a much bigger name, and he’s won Statewide, which no other candidate in the race, of either Party, has done.


  1. smm says:

    you have to ask: is creative loafing have the edge on political reporting in this state or are they just months behind??

    as i stated on GPU, the CL should stick to art film reviews and stop acting like rumors of thurmond running for lt.gov race are new.

  2. Romegaguy says:

    Wait I thought he was running for Congress 4 years ago. No wait it was US Senate. No it was for…

    I will believe it when I see it.

  3. Booray says:

    This shows it is time for Republicans to get serious and quit playing footsie with Ralph Reed. Talking to fellow activists, we seem to believe the primary is all that matters, but with Thurmond in the race (if he does it) that changes dramatically (not that it was true otherwise).

    If we think Democrats are just going to give us the Lt. Governor’s office, we are crazy. Thurmond will be a fine candidate who will give us all we can handle.

  4. UGA Wins 2005 says:

    If Thurmond moves over to run for Lite Gov, that means one more constitutional office for the GOP………Labor Commissioner.

    It will be interesting to see who jumps in from the GOP and the Democrats.

  5. DoubleDawg3 says:

    Makes more sense for Lamutt to jump into that race, if Thurmond leaves, — it’s still a statewide office, with only a little less name exposure than SOS — at most likely FAR, FAR less cost to his personal bank account — I’d assume he could chip in $750,000 of his own money, along with other donations, and have the solid edge in that category. If he’s worth millions, as it is suggested (and I believe), then he’s a smart man — hopefully smart enough to know that spending 1/4th as much of your money to get a job relatively close in rank to the other is the far greater payoff.

  6. Romegaguy says:

    Why would Thurmond, who hates to raise money, give up a seat that he is currently UNOPPOSED, to run for a seat that is hotly contested?

    The loaf is wrong. Thurmond stays at Labor

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