Podcast with Eric Johnson, candidate for Governor

June 28, 2010 8:00 am

by Jason · 12 comments

On Friday evening, I spoke with Eric Johnson, who served as a state senator from 1993 until 2009, he also served as President Pro-Tem and is a candidate in the July 20th Republican primary for Governor.

Among the topics of discussion were jobs, education and school choice, immigration, transportation and how he plans to be one of the candidates in the August runoff.

You can download the podcast here (over 21 minutes/19.6MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

In the next podcast, I’ll be chatting with John Douglas, a Republican candidate for Public Service Commissioner.

NorthGAGOP June 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

Why waste 21 minutes listening to Johnson, he’s getting beat by McBerry.

Polls from early voting as conducted by Survey USA:
Oxendine: 30%
Handel: 22%
Deal: 19%
McBerry: 5%
Johnson: 4%
Chapman: 3%
Putnam: 1%

Doug Grammer June 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

Let’s count the votes on July 20.

Biased June 28, 2010 at 10:09 am

Based off of a sample of 49. Still isn’t good news for the Johnson campaign, but his war chest might prove dangerous.

TalmadgeGhost June 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

Oh come on now “hate Atlanta” crowd. This guy is your best shot. You better get behind him. He would certainly bring 4 more years of antipathy to the metro area. Some have said “Deal”, but I just don’t think the inferiority complex runs as deep in North Georgia as it does “around and below the gnat line”.

Why do I have the feeling that Skandalakis could get 15% of the GOP vote right now – what a weak field.

HowardRoark June 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm

So these are results based on votes already cast?

SFrazier June 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm

These results are what an insignificant amount of people told a pollster whom they voted for.

Lady Thinker June 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

“insignificant amount of people” who didn’t believe in Deal enough to vote for him, and there are more “insignificant amount of people” who will not vote for Deal, enough “insignificant amount of people” to put Karen in office.

Doug Grammer June 29, 2010 at 10:26 am


With a survey sample size of 49, the margin of error could be as high as 15%. It’s almost meaningless.

Ludwig Von Beachbum June 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Oh, the people at home watching Oprah poll.

Muselaw June 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm


Lady Thinker June 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm

A run-off between Ox and Karen will make Karen the Republican to beat Barnes.

Romegaguy June 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

are you sure he is running for Governor?

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