10th CD Race

Life has been busy recently, so I haven’t had time to really think about the 10th CD race till now (Only 2 hours left to vote!).

The Republican Liberty Caucus did not make an endorsement in this race, but two of the Republican candidates signed the Liberty Compact: Bill Greene and Jim Whitehead. Conservatives have a decent amount of choice in this race.

Senator Shafer sent me a link to his post today regarding his support for Jim Whitehead. He managed by my count, to say nice things about five other candidates, including one Democrat.

The media and blogosphere is abuzz about how this special election will fortell the 2008 election. Short of a Marlow win (unlikely), I don’t see who wins as being very indicative of anything. So all you are chair politicos: What bits of data should people be looking at to portend the futures of the GOP (or the Dems)?

4 comments

  1. Carpe Forem says:

    I know that people in the 10th aren’t use to seeing it but there is an (L) on the ballot. His name is Dr. Jim Sendelbach and a hell of a nice guy. I’m sure he’ll accept all (D)’s and (R)’s votes that aren’t happy with their current choices.

    Dr. Jim as done a great job of representing Georgia Libertarians in this special election. I hope GA representatives will do the right thing and remove the barriers that keep Georgia Libertarians from being on the ballot in future election.

    Congratulation Dr. Jim Sendelbach!!!

  2. Jmac says:

    I agree with you Chris in the sense that I don’t see how gauging the results of a race in an overwhelmingly conservative district will amount to much of a prediction. I mean, of course, if Marlow pulls off an upset then it’s a whole different ball game.

    But if Whitehead wins, it’s just business as usual. It would be more interesting to consider if this was a district that was more split among traditional Democrats and traditional Republicans … or if there were a ton of independent, moderate voters out there.

  3. Chris says:

    Jmac,

    My thought was that there should be precincts or districts in the 10th that are more evenly split. I know the highly paid Rovian strategists will be looking over the precinct by precinct results. My question was intended to figure out where those are.

  4. Icarus says:

    I’ve tried not to pay too much attention to this race, despite the massive amount of keystrokes wasted on it here. I had pretty much written off Broun, who did exceptionally well in Clarke and Oconee counties.

    Does anyone know if Broun lives in Hudgins’ Senate district? A three-way primary next summer could get really interesting…

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