And in other races…

Donzella James captured the Senate District 35 seat yesterday. Over in House District 58, Simone Bell, who you recall as part of her campaign touted her membership in the “human community,” is also now headed for the Gold Dome.

Further south, in House District 141, Rusty Kidd (who has a ridiculous position on economic stimulus) won handily over his runoff opponent, as did Kip Smith in House District 129.

Congratulations to all and best wishes come January. It’ll be interesting.


  1. TPNoGa says:

    Will Rusty caucus with either party? If so, which one? If not, how will he get any committee assignments? Just curious.

  2. rightofcenter says:

    Considering the Republicans are in charge (and by the vicious campaign the state Democratic Party ran against him), I think it’s safe to say Rusty will caucus with the Republicans.

    • AthensRepublican says:

      I agree. It does not make sense he would caucus as a Democrat. Even though his father was an old line Democrat, his sister was a prominent Republican in the U.S. Congress.

    • Bill Greene says:

      I’ve heard that the GOP leadership is talking to Rusty about possible Committee chairmanship(s). These are the same people who ran their own establishment candidate in HD-141, knowing there was already a conservative Republican running who could have at least made the runoff. Instead, their intervention split the GOP vote and ensured that NO Republican would make the runoff. So, maybe the plan was to make sure their 30-year-lobbyist friend would get in, so none of the pictures Rusty has from that little jaunt years ago would somehow show up in certain re-election campaigns next year…

  3. slyram says:

    I listened to the whole hour and think many would be surprised how conservative or old school the discussion was at time. At the 50 mins. mark ,James basically supported charter schools and private schools—she could be a voucher supporter. Abstinence, healthy eating, ag research, anti-crime. Again, some parts of Georgia have no idea about other parts and vice versa.

    • AthensRepublican says:

      Yes, she was/is surely a supporter of charter schools. Also, if I remember correctly she worked to get tougher DUI legislation passed. Her son was killed by a drunk driver years ago while a Senior in high school. She is a die hard liberal but a few things we can agree on.

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