“I did not intend to get into this race”

I know Erick has already cleared up the Miller/Marshall non-endorsement, but the AJC has an article on it.

“I did not intend to get into this race … I haven’t endorsed anyone except Sonny Perdue,” [Zell] Miller said.

A former Democratic governor of Georgia, Miller took a maverick stance during his 2000-2005 Senate tenure, authoring a book titled “A National Party No More” that laid out his complaints about his fellow Democrats. In addition to Perdue, he also supported Republican Ralph Reed in this year’s race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, and he endorsed President Bush in 2004 and spoke at the Republican National Convention.

Collins’ campaign criticized Marshall’s use of the Miller quote.

“This attempt to mislead the voters into believing that [Marshall] received Zell Miller’s endorsement is another example of his false and misleading campaign. We hope that Representative Marshall will own up to this attempt to deceive Georgians and apologize to the voters and to Senator Miller,” said Bill Hagan, communications director for the campaign.

I know it wasn’t cited as an endorsement for this campaign, but it sure as hell sounded like it.


  1. MountainDawg says:

    Surely you’re not suggesting that Congressman Marshall misled voters? There are several issues that he has tried to position himself on both sides. Instead of “Zig Zag Zell”, they ought to be talking about “Meandering Marshall”. After all, if you listen to him talk long enough, he will eventually take a side of the issue that everyone could agree with!!

  2. mercergirl says:

    Like I keep saying- why has the issue of his performance as mayor of Macon never come up? I would agree with the new nickname.

  3. John Douglas says:

    Congratulations to Mac for getting the President back to Georgia after such a short time between visits.

    Those of us supporting Mac should be working as though his seat will be the one that keeps the majority for the Republicans and holds off the hard core leftists/defeatists from their grand plans to radicalize the Congress.

    While Marshall might not be a genuine leftist (he just votes for them), his seat remaining Democratic brings the same result: another vote for Pelosi and her in-coming committee chairmen who are extremely left wing, anti military/veterans/common sense.

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