The Tenth

I’m going to steal a Joel McElhannon email without asking him and pretend it is my post on this subject. (I’ve actually asked, but haven’t heard back, and I’m impatient)

An observation about the 10th District race – we have more candidates who
live outside the district than live inside the district.

Candidates who legitimately live in the district: Jim Whitehead (Evans,
GOP), Paul Broun (Athens, GOP), Evita Paschall (Evans, DEM), Denise Freeman
(Tignall, DEM)

Then we have the carpetbaggers – James “Midtown” Marlow (Atlanta, DEM) who
claims to be able to see Lincolnton from the roof of his Atlanta condo, Erik
M. Underwood (Atlanta, GOP), Nate Pulliam (Conyers, GOP), Jim Sendelbach
(Conyers, LIB), Mark Myers (Loganville, GOP), and Bill Greene (Braselton-Gwinnett County, GOP)

List of Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Website

  • James Marlow, Jr.
    Party Affiliation: Democrat
  • Erik M. Underwood
    Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Paul Broun
    Party Affiliation: Republican
  • James L. Whitehead
    Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Nate Pulliam
    Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Jim Sendelbach
    Party Affiliation: Libertarian
  • Evita Paschall
    Party Affiliation: Democrat
  • Denise Freeman
    Party Affiliation: Democrat
  • Mark Myers
    Party Affiliation: Republican
  • Bill Greene
    Party Affiliation: Republican


  1. SpaceyG says:

    Oh Good Grief Erick… sometimes you’re such a whiney thang! Marlow grew up in the 10th. His Daddy was Mayor of Lincolnton. Jeez…. that hardly a carpetbagger makes, even by southern hyperbole standards. BTW, if you stand-up on your Macon rooftop, you can Twitter away mean things about Atlanta all you want, and even I wouldn’t even bother to call you a country-fried lipflapper.

  2. drjay says:

    the allure of an open seat, w/ no primary, and in a special election where turnout can be 10% or so is a very appealing prospect apparently–if i were pascal or freeman i would be hopping mad if the dem dpg ends up “endorsing” marlowe–the high number of folks not living inhthe 10th desiring to represent it is interesting if not unprecendented in my lifetime of political awareness…

  3. Holly says:

    Whitehead and Broun are the top two contenders. I believe that speaks for itself. People here want to be represented by someone who actually cares enough about the district to reside here.

  4. drjay says:

    it is probabaly an unintended result–but it is probably good for senator whitehead that the special to succeed him will be the same day–as it will give folks that he has already represented another reason to be voting that day…

  5. drjay says:

    btw–is that the officail final list on the s.o.s website updated through the noon deadline or are there 1 or 2 more that qualified but are not on the website yet?

  6. Romegaguy says:

    If memory serves me Saxby didnt live in his congressional district when he was in the lower house.

  7. Erick says:

    Romegaguy, actually Saxby lived in his district in the 1994 and 1996 election, but then was redistricted out, once the Democrats’ redistricting plan made it past all the court challenges.

  8. bowersville says:

    The SoS website is listing Marlow’s residence address as 1153 Apalachee Dr., Lincolnton. I don’t think the SoS pulled that address out of a hat.

    Did Marlow file a false affidavit?

  9. drjay says:

    i think i read that he had changed his voter egistration earlier this month–on andre’s site maybe??? and i believe that is a family home, or 2nd home that has been in the marlowe family for a period of time…

  10. JayHanley says:

    Interesting to see that Holley did not qualify. Also, interesting that Julian “Hutch” Hutchins ended up not running. He was actively campaigning at the 10th CD convention on Saturday. Either he could not come up with the money to qualify or someone talked him out of it…

  11. Icarus says:

    I was really expecting GOPeach to qualify. If we had wanted to keep the other candidates on their toes, we should have collected her qualifying fee.

  12. JayHanley says:

    Rumor was that Dr. Hutchins called Mrs. Norwood seeking her support. With Hutchins out, Sen. Whitehead is the only Augusta-area Republican in the race.

    Lots of folks speculated that Ralph Hudgens would publicly back Paul Broun since they go to the same church, etc. However, Hudgens said when he dropped out that he would not endorse a candidate.

    Maybe Dr. Hutchins will issue a statement about his withdrawal and if he will be backing a candidate.

  13. JayHanley says:

    I attend a lot of political gatherings, work at Oconee County’s weekly newspaper, The Oconee Enterprise and am also Secretary of the Oconee GOP, plus have contacts in political circles across the state.

    That rumor came from a fellow GOP county official who had spoken with Dr. Hutchins. However, I don’t know have information as to if the call to Mrs. Norwood was ever made.

  14. JayHanley says:

    Sorry, just saw a typo…I don’t have information as to if the call to Mrs. Norwood was ever made.

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