Hunstein vs. Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber had its butt served up cold by Hunstein: 63.1% to 36.9%.

Hunstein deserves a lot of praise for campaigning as a non-partisan candidate, even when her opponent was actively campaigning as a Republican. Hell, it probably helped her not to affiliate with the Democrats in GA given what happened to them.

I voted for Wiggins, but certainly could not blame a single person for voting for Hunstein. She ran a great race.


  1. Jeff Emanuel says:

    I voted for Wiggins as well. Would I do it again? Eh…probably. However, he didn’t campaign well, and he got absolutely smoked.

    Congrats, Justice Hunstein

  2. Bill Simon says:

    I voted for Hunstein.

    By the way, I wonder how the Republicans who changed the law on when judicial elections were to take place (i.e., change it from the Prmary to the General) now feel about that change?

    Why do I ask? Because in the Primary, there was a smaller set of voters to contend with and you could communicate more info to them.

    But, with a statewide, down-ballot race like this one in the General, the odds may forever be insurmountable.

  3. atlantaman says:


    I tend to agree with you, less communication to the voters would have to favor incumbents (especially in a Judicial race with no “R” or “D” by the name). I never really understood what the advantage was to moving the Judicial races from the Primary to the General. I always thought moving the Judicial elections to the General was probably a wash, but you make a good point as to why it probably favors incumbents even more then the Primary.

  4. JRM2016 says:

    Hunstein ran a vicious personal attack that was untrue. Assuming she signed off on that, I question any judgment she might make on the appellate bench. The judicial electoral process which has always been about incumbent protection worked as expected. Her campaign is a shame to all Georgians and I can assure you I will never cast my vote for her.

    I would like to pass along congratulations to Thurbert Baker, the only Democrat (including the “non-partisan” Hunstein) who ran on a record as opposed to simply slinging mud.

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