I’m not really sure how credible this article is, but it mentions Carlotta Harrell, who is also seeking the Democratic nomination for State School Superintendent.
I thought it was interesting and I figured I’d pass it along…
Denise Majette’s announcement yesterday that she is running for State School Superintendent has displeased many Democratic party leaders throughout Georgia, sources tell Atlanta Progressive News. Majette, a former Republican who has no education experience, will face Carlotta Harrell in the Democratic Primary.
Majette’s decision could disgust voters, causing problems for the entire Democratic ticket, some party leaders said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Party leaders see her announcement as politically calculated, say she has no positions on education, and say she has upset both Democrats and Republicans over the last few years, sources said.
However, the Democrats have another candidate for this position, Carlotta Harrell, who has been running for the position for over a year, campaigning at many small town venues.
Harrell, 45, with ten years’ experience in the public school system, has garnered support from many Democrats, and has been traveling the entire state to speak with other educators and parents.
The Associated Press (AP) did not even mention Harrell in an article on Majette’s announcement; failing to mention grassroots candidates is a continuing irresponsible and sometimes misleading practice of that wire service.
“I am not dropping out of the race. Since Denise’s announcement, I have been receiving phone calls and emails of support all across this state. The children of Georgia are my passion and I will always fight for them whether elected or not,” Harrell said about Majette’s announcement. Harrell is a teacher in Stockbridge, an activist, and a former police officer.