Republicans have got Georgia on their minds, at least when it comes to trying to take back control of the House.
[I]f the Republicans are to win the 15 seats necessary to regain control of the House, they’ll likely need to pick off these seats in deeply conservative territory. And a campaign to do just that has already begun.
The two seats, which were recently redistricted by the Georgia state legislature, provide some encouraging developments for Republicans. Marshall is now running in one of the most Republican districts in the country, while Barrow has never won more than 52 percent of the vote in his district.
Against Marshall, Republicans have been touting the candidacy of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Goddard since he entered the race last month. The National Republican Congressional Committee had been trying to recruit Goddard since 2004.
The Republican Party leadership is also offering its support to Goddard. Minority Leader John A. Boehner (Ohio) hosted a fundraiser last week for Goddard, with the entire Georgia GOP delegation in attendance.
I wonder how Mac Collins is taking that last paragraph.