AJC Endorses Cagle, Martin

The AJC editorial staff has endorsed Casey Cagle and Jim Martin in their respective primary races.

On Cagle:

Cagle has some support among the party’s social and religious conservatives, just as Reed draws some support from business people. But for the most part, Cagle is the candidate of the connected. Under GOP leadership, the already pro-business state Legislature has become an aggressive champion of business and development interests, and Cagle has been right at the forefront of that effort, consistently and aggressively siding with business interests over those of consumers and the public.

On Martin:

Martin’s long history in Georgia government, his realistic approach on key issues and the clear respect he enjoys from both Democrats and Republicans would serve voters best. He spent 18 years in the state House, and also directed the troubled Department of Human Resources for Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes and for a time under current Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue. For those reasons, Martin appears the strongest candidate.

25 comments

  1. Chris says:

    “aggressively siding with business interests over those of consumers and the public.”

    Coming from the AJC I’d say thats a ringing endorsement!

  2. Bill B. says:

    There it is! Now who does the AJC like? President Bush? Saxby? Sonny? Real Conservatives?

    NO!

    They like liberals. And they endorsed Cagle. Proof that he is the liberals choice.

    Don’t forget he got the endorsement of the liberal GAE, Mark Taylor’s Campaign for Governor, ACLU, gay friendly publications and editors, and Howard Dean.

  3. HSC Republican says:

    Bill B, now you are just making things up! Talke about lies, look stright to Bill B! I am surprised you did not use Reed’s token term Liberal Media!

  4. rugby_fan says:

    “liberal GAE” who endorsed Sonny. Just asking, when did Dean endorse a Republican over a Democrat–the party he is incharge of btw.

    AJC will endorse CC, she does well in the last five days which unfortunately is not enough time to do anythign.

  5. John Galt says:

    I think this is a coup for the Cagle campaign. It not only reminds Joe and Mary Voter that a primary is coming up, but its’ a huge amount of earned media. If the AJC runs another piece say, on Sunday, with their slate of endorsed candidates, all the better. I know subscriptions for a lot of papers across the country are down, but, outside of NYC and DC, “that liberal so-and-so” paper that everyone still reads is often the only game in town. At its not like the AJC doesn’t have equal time – you can’t really call Jim Wooten and the Insider guys liberals. Not every Republican voter gets worked up over liberal media – at least not the ones who think for themselves.

  6. Bill B. says:

    1) It’s a published fact that the liberal GAE endorsed Cagle. They are an offshoot of the NEA (now trying to promote a gay friendly curriculum in the schools). Kind of explains #5 too doesn’t it.

    2) Dean came to Atlanta to bash Ralph in a speech.

    3) Cagle supports Taylor so I assume the reverse is true.

    4) I just heard that the ACLU was endorsing Cagle haven’t seen it yet. Might be jumping the gun there.

    5) Check the editors and columnists for Southern Voice and other liberal papers for their suggestion that gays crossover and vote for Cagle. There is a thread on here too titled “Debbie Wasn’t Kidding” with a link to one of them.

  7. Bill Simon says:

    Barr also likes Karen Handel’s candidacy, so, apparently he needs to support normal people to keep some balance in his outlook on life.

  8. Bill B. says:

    Galt,
    You’re obviously a dem. NO ONE that is a real Republican believes or trusts the AJC. Sonny has actually gone on record as running against the AJC.

    The AJC is the kiss of death in the GOP primary. I was actually worried that they know this and would endorse Ralph as part of their liberal agenda to defeat a true conservative and elect a liberal/moderate.

  9. GAWire says:

    Hey, guys … GAWire is back and I’m ready for the Primaries!

    Let’s see … earned media for Cagle = endorsement. Earned media for Ralph = scandals, ethics violations, and Senate investigations.

    HHHMMMMM, maybe there is something to these allegations against Ralph Reed. Nah, couldn’t be.

  10. John Galt says:

    Bill B.,
    The AJC is the kiss of death in the GOP primary? Better check their record pal. Did you move to Georgia yesterday?

  11. John Galt says:

    And a memo to the Reed supporters – read the comments from Cagle supporters. They are thought-provoking and insightful and original. Is there ONE Reed supporter out there who can articiulate an original thought?

  12. atlantaman says:

    It’s a common response from whichever Republican Primary candidate does not receive the AJC endorsement to state something like, “Well it’s a Liberal paper so I’m not surprised they’ve endorsed my liberal opponent.”

    The fact is unless the candidate boycotted the AJC interview process then that candidate would have liked to have received the endorsement. I’m fairly certain Ralph Reed attended the interview, which means he was seeking the endorsement of the AJC.

    The irony is if Ralph had been fortunate enough to have received the AJC endorsement then Casey would be out there referriing to the AJC as a Liberal rag. It’s a response the GOP candidates already have in the hopper before the endorsements are announced.

  13. atlantaman says:

    “The AJC is the kiss of death in the GOP primary.”

    You might want to ignore the political rehtoric of the momment and go back and look at the AJC’s record in some of the past Primaries.

  14. Bill B. says:

    http://www.ralphreed.com

    Go to the 63 page plan for a better Georgia. Didn’t think anyone would take too kindly to my posting all 63 pages of original thought here. But you can put up Casey’s bullet points that he wrote out in crayon…or do they use pencils for an 8th grade education!

  15. SOUTHERNCOMFORT says:

    SOMEBODY TELL RALPHIE THE SKY IS FALLING, HE PROBABLY CAN’T TELL FOR HIS EGO GETTING IN THE WAY. MAN THIS IS FUN AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE FINAL FALL!!!

  16. SOUTHERNCOMFORT says:

    BILLB HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A PATSY TO A LOSER AND AS FAR AS A BETTER GA IT WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY YOU CLOWNS ARE A JOKE!

  17. Bill B. says:

    John Galt
    Jul 12th, 2006 at 9:42 am

    And a memo to the Reed supporters – read the comments from Cagle supporters. They are thought-provoking and insightful and original.

    You mean like these comments…

    SOUTHERNCOMFORT
    Jul 12th, 2006 at 10:41 am

    SOMEBODY TELL RALPHIE THE SKY IS FALLING, HE PROBABLY CAN’T TELL FOR HIS EGO GETTING IN THE WAY. MAN THIS IS FUN AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE FINAL FALL!!!

    22 SOUTHERNCOMFORT
    Jul 12th, 2006 at 10:43 am

    BILLB HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN A PATSY TO A LOSER AND AS FAR AS A BETTER GA IT WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY YOU CLOWNS ARE A JOKE!

    HINT: When you lie try to put some space between your lies!

  18. SOUTHERNCOMFORT says:

    IT’S NO LIE PATSY. INDEPENDENT THINKING ADULTS ARE TIRED OF YOUR BOY’S BS AND WE HAVE FINALLY TAKEN THE STEPS TO PUT YOUR WAY OF THINKING IN OUR PARTY’S PAST. ENJOY THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND THEN GO BACK TO YOUR COMPOUND AND CRY

  19. rugby_fan says:

    1) It’s a published fact that the liberal GAE endorsed Purdue

    2) Dean came to Atlanta to bash Ralph in a speech which doesn’t mean he is endorsing a candidate in the party that serves as the opposition to the party he is in charge of

    3) Wow.

    4) I just heard that the ACLU was endorsing Cagle haven’t seen it yet. Might be jumping the gun there. Yea, probalby are. BTW: I won’t win many friends for saying this here (but I don’t really care) but the ACLU has supported conservative causes in its history. Not recent history, but in its history. In fact, it used to be principaled. Whoops.

    5) Gays dont like the dems right now, they are trying to send a message. I doubt there is truly an iota more compassion for gays in CC’s campaign than tehre in RR’s.

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