1. Jeff says:

    In an “anti-incumbent” year, as of this moment slightly over 84% of the General Assembly is running for re-election and UNopposed.

    • Jeff says:

      That buzz doesn’t affect the above statistic though, since it isn’t buzzing around someone running for re-election.

      I do like the buzz though, and hope to see it through!

  2. Game Fan says:

    This is why I keep saying the ole “rule of law” concept is the is the best friend of the outsiders. ‘Cause you gotta take out some of these cats the hard way. 🙂

  3. RuralDem says:

    “In an “anti-incumbent” year, as of this moment slightly over 84% of the General Assembly is running for re-election and UNopposed.”

    We’ve only been through two days of qualifying so far. It’s a little early to say one way or another whether or not it is an “anti-incumbent” year.

    I’ve always been under the assumption that people usually wait until the last minute, especially in smaller races (state house, state senate, and local seats). Even more so if they’re undecided.

    There are always people out there who “wait to see if anyone else is going to jump in”. Heck, I have a few friends right now who are doing that exact thing.

    It just makes no sense to argue one way or another whether this is an “anti-incumbent year” until qualifying is actually over with.

    It’s kind of like calling an election before the results come in a swing seat with no incumbent.

    • Jeff says:


      the “anti-incumbent” year is something many pundits/bloggers have been saying for several months.

      If things change by Friday, I’ll put up another post. As it stands right now though, 20% challenging could hardly be considered an “anti-incumbent” mood.

      • ByteMe says:

        I thought last year (2009) was the anti-incumbent year. Good thing for the incumbents we didn’t have many elections here in Georgia.

        Outside of Georgia, maybe a bit more anti-incumbent fervor, but even that is unlikely to change things much.

      • RuralDem says:

        Sure, they’ve said it for months, and in our state this is the week during which we’ll see if it’s truly an “anti-incumbent” year or not.

        Like I said, it seems to early to make any assumptions either way. To make a proclamation after two days just comes off as strange to me.

        Not everyone rushes to qualify during the first two days of the week.

  4. NorthGeorgiaGirl says:

    Is Kathy Cox still running for state school superintendent? I would have thought she would have qualified already…after all, she needs the income….

  5. RuralDem says:

    Rep. Jeff May’s name just popped up on the qualifying list for PSC District 2.

    Wonder if anyone will jump in now that a State Rep and State Senator have jumped in.

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