Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle finally has some Democratic opposition:
Carol Porter will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, joining her husband, DuBose Porter, as a potential husband and wife team at the top of the party’s ticket.
Carol Porter, who announced her intention at a Capitol news conference with her husband and their boys at her side, becomes the first Democrat to announce for lieutenant governor. Incumbent Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is seeking-relection on the Republican side.
DuBose Porter, the House minority leader, is one of five Democrats seeking the gubernatorial nomination. Should they both become Democratic nominees, it sets up a potentially historic one-two punch. But Carol Porter said it’s not a gimmick aimed at boosting her husband’s campaign.
“If this is a gimmick and it’s going to get corruption out of government, you can give me a dozen,” she said.
Carol Porter wowed some people recently, including many Republicans at a recent event (I can’t remember what it was for), with her passion and energy.
It also looks like Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond, one the two Democrats elected statewide, will be entering the race for Lieutenant Governor. However, he has not made an official announcement.