As the clock struck midnight Wednesday morning, Atlanta Journal Constitution political insider Jim Galloway posted on his blog the news we all have been waiting to hear.
Polls say the former governor, who was defeated for re-election seven years ago, is considered a favorite to capture the state Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination next year.
An InsiderAdvantage / Majority Opinion Research poll conducted May 21 showed Barnes the prohibitive favorite in the Democratic race for governor should he decide to run. He was at 38 percent, compared with 3 percent for Attorney General Thurbert Baker, 2 percent for former Adjutant General David Poythress and 2 percent for House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, with some 53 percent of likely Democratic voters undecided.
Pettys, Dick (2009-3-6). “Barnes Is In“. Insider Advantage Georgia.
Count me as one of those “fifty-three percent of likely Democratic voters undecided.”