Robert Ray has always been extremely popular in his district, despite the demographics showing it to be a solid Republican district. He has a nominal challenger in Meg Nichols, who also ran against Cecil Staton in 2004. Nichols has a meager $978.00 cash on hand.
Lawyers in the state are scrambling to find a solid Republican to run in that seat. Nichols, in her previous big for office, was a single issue candidate on tort reform (she is a doctor). Several elected Republicans I spoke with in Houston County want to find “a well rounded Republican