I discovered this news as I was searching the campaign disclosures on Friday. The presumed Democratic challenger to Rep. Chambers, Doraville City Councilman Jason Anavitarte, rasied $0 for this period. Buried deep in the comments on this Blog for Democracy post yDgBilly reports that Anavitarte has dropped out of the race and that he’ll run for Mayor of Doraville and/or run for Dan Weber’s Senate seat in a few years. yDgBilly also reports that Rob Roche will be the Democratic candidate in HD 81, whoever that is.
More coverage of this over at Dorablog.
This has got to be disappointing news for the Democrats to lose their top prospect to take on the most vulnerable Republican in the State House. Put this on top of the retirees and party switchers and the chances of Democrats winning back the house look slimmer and slimmer each day.