Former state Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta) today announced that she had received the endorsement of the Georgia Informer newspaper. The paper boasts a circulation of over 44,000 readers. The paper’s publisher, Herbert Dennard, said he was throwing his paper’s support behind James because he believed she was the best candidate for the job. In a bit of irony though, before moving into Donzella James’ corner, the Georgia Informer named her opponent, 13th district Congressman David Scott, to its “Georgia’s 50 Most Influential Men” list in 2007.
Donzella James, who is making her third bid for Congress, accepted the paper’s endorsement saying that her campaign had taken on a spiritual meaning.
“God’s people are tired of suffering, watching our elected officials do nothing while they loose their homes, pay outrageous gas prices, watch our schools crumble, and continue to lose jobs,” James said.
Despite Congressman Scott having voted with his Democratic colleagues a whopping 97.5% of the time according to the Washington Post’s Congress votes database, James claimed David Scott had a voting record resembling that of a Republican.
“It’s time to vote out the entire [Bush] administration and David Scott is a part of it,” James said. “His voting record resembles that of a Republican and he doesn’t represent our people.”
James and Scott will face off against each other in the July 15th Democratic primary. The winner will then take on Republican Deborah Honeycutt in the November General Election.