Mike Wiggins will challenge Justice Hunstein for her seat on the Georgia Supreme Court.
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Mike Wiggins, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s annointed candidate for Supreme Court Justice, has qualified against Justice Carol Hunstein. Most observers were predicting that Wiggins would run against Harold Thompson but Thompson has been hard on the campaign trail picking up bar support and contributions. He also recently picked up key GOP support from Randy Evans and Mike Bowers.
Justice Hunstein is viewed by many as a more liberal justice than Thompson but her gender and financial war chest (over $125,000 in the bank as of the March 31st disclosure report) were thought by some as factors that would insulate her from a challenge.
No other Supreme Court or Court of Appeals jurists has so far drawn a challenger. Qualifying for judgships closes out tomorrow.