Scott Nichols

Tondee’s Tavern points out Scott Nichols has qualified in State Senate District 24 to succeed Jim Whitehead. He’ll be up against a bevy of Republicans.

Nichols, by the way, is currently the Columbia County Democratic Chairman. That raises a question for me. How often does the local party chair run for office? It seems like I’ve heard of more Democratic party chairs doing that lately than Republican ones. That’s not intended to be any sort of partisan statement other than this seems to be my impression. If that’s actually true, I wonder why.

4 comments

  1. SevenHillsDem says:

    County chairs, especially in GOP-friendly districts, don’t have to spend time appealing to Democratic activists for support. Ideally, they’re already well-connected with major activists and donors. This gives them more time to concentrate on other parts of the community.

  2. drjay says:

    there may be exceptions–but in a lot of races i think party chairs jumo in that there won’t be an uncontested race for the opponent–here in sav’h the county dem chair challenged eric johnson in 04 for basically that reason, it may be no other dem is stepping up in the state senate race so the county chair is–another example was for the whole state back in either 74 or 78, the state gop actually ammended its rules and the state chair ran as the nominee for guv so that busbee did not have an uncontested race

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