…Alright, so today, the Marietta Daily Journal announced that it was endorsing Karen Handel, Kathy Cox, Thurbert Baker, Michael Thurmond, and Tommy Irvin in the November General Election.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced its endorsement of Thurbert Baker as well.
And last but certainly not least, Georgia for Democracy PAC announced that it was endorsing Jim Martin, Gail Buckner, and Guy Drexinger. Noticeably missing from their list of endorsed candidates was Mark Taylor, Thurbert Baker, Denise Majette, Tommy Irvin, and Michael Thurmond [Source: 8/16/2006 GfD PAC press release “Georgia for Democracy PAC Announces 2006 Endorsements” ].
Now this marks the second time that a liberal, special interest group has snubbed a majority of the Democratic candidates for Georgia’s constitutional offices. The first time was when the Sierra Club snubbed Mark Taylor, Thurbert Baker, Gail Buckner, Guy Drexinger, Denise Majette, Tommy Irvin, and Michael Thurmond. (Read the Georgia Unfiltered blog entry “Why didn’t the Sierra Club endorse Mark Taylor?”)
I don’t know if this is a trend or just a coincidence, but once again I’m wondering how one fits the mold of being a “progressive” in Georgia. Oh I’m sure that the argument could be made that Mark Taylor isn’t a progressive Georgia Democrat, but apparently neither is Michael Thurmond.
How exactly is that possible?
Note: This was cross-posted on Georgia Politics Unfiltered.