Anybody got a Democrat they want to run for Congress?

Jane Kidd and the rest of Georgia’s Democratic Party leaders were scheduled to hold a closed-door meeting earlier this afternoon “to see if they [could] unify behind one candidate to fill the congressional seat left open by the death of U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood,” according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

Left out in the cold by this move is Democrat Terry Holley, who was smoked by Norwood in the November 7 election (losing by a 2-1 margin), and who has already declared his candidacy in this special election.

“I’ve been running since Nov. 8,” said Holley.

A noble sentiment indeed. Now, is there anybody viable who wants to run for this seat from the Democrat side? (Yes, I see your hand, Mr. Holley. No, you still don’t count.)


  1. Jmac says:

    Rumor is that Willie Green might run … but as a Democrat not a Republican.

    But I concur though with the central point … that there must be a better candidate somewhere other than Terry Holley. Of course, it’s a GOP district for the immediate future. Much of this is probably just posturing.

  2. JayHanley says:

    I am surprised at that too, because according to an Athens Banner-Herald story published last week, Green said he would run as a Republican or an independent. The article said, “Former NFL player and Athens native Willie Green said Monday that he’s weighing support from Republican leaders in the district…A self-described conservative, Green said he would like to run as a Republican in the nonpartisan race, but would label himself independent if he doesn’t get support of party leaders. ‘If it was left up to me, I would prefer to run on the Republican ticket,’ he said. ‘Will the Republican party accept me? It’s not my decision.'”

    Link to the full story here:

  3. Jmac says:

    Saw that on the Athens Banner-Herald blog in the comments, and then later heard that from three or four different people.

  4. drjay says:

    Augusta Attorney Evita Paschall announced her candidacy for the 10th Congressional District seat Wednesday, becoming the 10th candidate and second Democrat to say she will run in the June 19 special election.

    Ms. Paschall, 55, has practiced law in Augusta for 31 years, beginning her career in the Richmond County District Attorney’s office after graduating from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1976.

    She went into private practice with Carl Brown – now an Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge – in 1979 before opening her own practice in 1981.

    She has served as an assistant solicitor in Richmond County State Court and solicitor of Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.

    In 1992, she was appointed judge of Augusta Recorder’s Court, which was abolished when the city and county governments consolidated in 1996.

    this is from today’s augusta chronicle–it has a list of what they are calling the currently 10 official candidates for the race–the one name i had not seen or heard was a nate pulliam gop real estater from conyers…

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