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From the Political Insider:

— Ann Wead Kimbrough, chief of staff for DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones, is considering a run for her boss’ job. He’s running for the U.S. Senate.

This won’t make state Rep. Stan Watson (D-Decatur) happy. Watson has already announced for the CEO job.

— State Rep. Jill Chambers (R-Atlanta) has picked up some November opposition. Democrat Chris Huttman wants her seat. It’d be his first campaign as a candidate. Huttman currently works for LUC Media, the time-buying firm of Bobby Kahn, former chairman of the state Democratic party.

That’s an interesting development in the DeKalb CEO race, but sorry Chris I just can’t cheer for ya’ against Jill Chambers. She’s one of my favorite Reps.

11 comments

  1. Progressive Dem says:

    Ann Kimbrough said this about continuing the efforts of the Vernon Jones administration, “Kimbrough worries that “all of the progress made under this administration will go away. I want to build on the progress the CEO has made.”

    Progress??? Is that what we call what has happened in DeKalb??? You got to be joking!!! Any campaign based upon an affinity with Vernon is DOA – even in DeKalb. Then subtract these facts: she has not held elective office, lacks name recognition, has no money, has no base of support, and is late in launching. Other than that, Ann Kimbrough has a real chance.

  2. juliobarrios says:

    Chambers has the badge of honor, within GOP circles, of representing the most Democrat leaning district in the legislature.

    From Chamber’s perspective you’ve got to take any opposition seriously. Nobody will outwork Jill, and I still would bet on her, but I don’t think Chris will lose “hard core” – especially in a tough year for Republicans.

  3. Jace Walden says:

    Chris,

    Seriously man. I don’t agree with your politics, but you’re doing a hell of a lot more than most of us (including me) that post on here do by sticking your neck and your reputation on the line. Good on you.

  4. jillchambers says:

    I would like to address this situation so you can read it here first:

    from AJC.com: http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/03/27/inside_dope_on_transportation.html

    By just wondering
    March 29, 2008 11:00 AM | Link to this
    Anyone hear that the Chambers/Jones tryst is the reason for the break-up of Mrs. “Family Values” marriage? She and husband, Al, are recently divorced (she got the Buckhead antiques shop, I hear). Give her hell, Chris!

    and my response:

    Sorry to tell the rumor mongering “just wondering”: Albert & I are still married and he still owns his business. And we are still living together in the same house.

    Did you know the “family values” folks who work the Capitol have told me that Albert & I only have a “civil union” because we were married by a justice of the peace rather than in a church?

    Both of us have been open about our personal challenges and we are working them out. Doing so in the public eye does make it a bit more difficult however. There are very few people who have been married for 24 years who do **not** have challenges!

    As the poster “dunwoody dame” mentioned – most of these rumors seem to originate from the pro-Dunwoody advocates.

    If you want to know the salacious details of my life, I’ll be happy to share them with you if you give me a call. I’m sure it will not be nearly as exciting as you are imagining.

    But then, that is not as much fun as spreading malicious gossip, is it?

  5. Bull Moose says:

    I’m for Jill Chambers moving on up the ladder of politics. I like her style of no-nonsense politics.

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