House District 137, the vacated David Graves seat, has probably seen a cleaner race than any other in Georgia. The candidates have spent so much time promoting themselves they have not attacked each other. It has really, really been clean. The only dirty part has been the litter generated by all the signs.
In the final week, and now the final few days, I have seen the race tighten and have polls and rumors of polls now to back me up in what I have been thinking. If I had to speculate right now, I would say that Stebin Horne, who has been the front runner since he entered, is now in third place with Allen Peake in first place and Becky Burgess in second.
My suspicion is (heck, it’s not really a suspicion) is that Stebin and Becky are within a point or two of each other and flipping back and forth into second place. Allen Peake has been rising steadily and, I think, it is safe to say he sits just outside the margin of error in first place.
If I had to call it right now, I’d say Peake and Burgess go into a runoff.