As required by Georgia’s presidential preference primary law (O.C.G.A. 21-2-193), the State Executive Committees for the Democratic and Republican parties have met and determined who will appear on the state’s February 5, 2008 presidential primary ballot.
According to officials at the Georgia Democratic Party, their Executive Committee met on October 27th and voted to place 8 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination on the ballot. Those 8 individuals include:
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden;
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton;
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd;
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards;
Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel;
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich;
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama; and
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
On the Republican side, a press release featured on the state GOP’s website stated that On Monday, October 29th, Chairman Sue Everhart convened the Georgia Republican Party Executive Committee to select the presidential candidates that will appear on the Republican Ballot for the February 5th, 2007 Presidential Preference Primary.
Nine candidates will appear on the Georgia Republican presidential primary ballot:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani;
Former Ark. Gov. Mike Hukabee;
California Congressman Duncan Hunter;
Frequent presidential candidate Alan Keyes;
Arizona Sen. John McCain;
Texas Congressman Ron Paul;
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney;
Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo; and
Former Tenn. Sen. Fred Thompson.
Georgia state law requires that the state Republican and Democratic parties forward the names of all candidates to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot to the Secretary of State no later than November 1st of the year immediately preceding the year in which a presidential preference primary is to be held.
[NOTE]: This was cross-posted at Georgia Politics Unfiltered.