There is a special election today for three seats in the legislature and in the Ninth Congressional District (GA-9) to fill the seat left vacant by Nathan Deal, which has gotten very heated in the last few days between Lee Hawkins and Tom Graves and will likely stay that way because a runoff is expected unless someone can pull out a miracle.
It does seem somewhat pointless to have a special election for the state legislature, even though there are better than normal chances (it’s still unlikely) of having a special session deal with the budget. Those districts made it without representation in the final weeks of the session, I think they’ll be fine if Gov. Sonny Perdue decides to call everyone back.
(Added by Chris: Not only will there be a run-off in June, but then the GOP Primary in July, another run-off in August, and then the General in November)
Here is a look at the candidates on the ballot today.
Ninth Congressional District
(to fill the seat left vacant by Nathan Deal)
House District 12
(to fill the seat left vacant by Tom Graves)
|Truett Moss, II||Republican|
Senate District 42
(to fill the seat left vacant by David Adelman)
Senate District 49
(to fill the seat left vacant by Lee Hawkins)