1. NorthGAGOP says:

    Check out the headlines Ox is getting today:

    Oxendine target of mid-’90s probe

    Gubernatorial hopeful Karen Handel said rival John Oxendine “illegally funneled” money

    Let Oxendine’s ethics hearing begin before primary

    • Pine Knot says:

      One baby step at a time for Karen. That statement is half true according to politifact.

      Oxendine is toast though. The question is, will it be before the primary, during the runoff, or in the general? Hopefull, it will be before the runoff.

  2. GOPwits says:

    How about the mailer that seems to be all the talk of small political circles – the Deal, Olens, Kemp, Douglas, Knox joint mail piece that collectively attacks their opponents?

    It’s full of fake ads, fake websites, etc… that all direct back to the Stoneridge Group…

    • chefdavid says:

      I call it the good ole boy paper. Did you notice where it shows tea party events. I guess trying to get people to believe they are part of the tea parties. And the best was the lack of Casey Cagle in it. What was that about? He shows on the stoneridges website.

  3. fishtail says:

    The Stoneridge Group makes anything Bobby Kahn ever did look like kindergarten play. By the way, I understand Mr. Kahn had sudden open-heart surgery at Emory last week and is now recuperating at home for a 2 month period. I’ll bet that’s driving him nuts.

  4. GG says:

    Rehashing trash. I sure hope one of the Republican Candidates survives to take on Barnes. Then we can focus on more recent trash.

  5. Tyler says:

    I would say 8 more days until the madness stops, but we all know that’s not true with the sheer amount of candidates in different races. Runoffs, runoffs, runoffs!

  6. Progressive Dem says:

    How about a predictions thread? Preferably breaking out the governors race from the other statewide races. And a follow-up thread after the primary.

    • EllisArnall says:

      My Prediction – not necessarily what I want.
      Governor: Oxendine and Handel (Unfortunately)
      SOS: Kemp (Easily wins, easily the better candidate)
      Attorney General: Olens and Smith (Olens wins runoff – best candidate)
      Superintendent: Barge
      Insurance: Purcell and Hudgens (Not what I want)
      Labor: Everson (Really close)
      PSC: May and Douglas (May wins runoff – best candidate)
      District 47 (my district): Coley and Ginn

  7. Technocrat says:

    Every intelligent poster knows Oxendine will poll the highest in the Primary regardless of what the others do, that drives them crazy.

    If he gets 37 – 38% on the 20th the runoff is a fait accompli.

  8. chefdavid says:

    I noticed last night all 4 Dems said they were in favor of local control over Sunday sales. I wonder why they didn’t ask the republicans that same question.

    • Buzzfan says:

      Funny you should mention that……

      I, too, would have liked to hear their responses on this topic….which is why I sent a query along the same lines to one of the panelists for the 7/18 GPB debate of the GOP guv candidates…..

      “The Republican Party has long put itself out there as THE party of ‘smaller government’ and ‘local control’, yet on some very visisble issues many in the Party fall back into ‘nanny state’ mode. If elected as Georgia’s next Governor, would you sign a bill that gave city and county governments the ability to extend their already-legal package sales of alcohol to Sundays, via local referendum?”

  9. fishtail says:

    I don’t know what political ads are running on TV in metro Atlanta, but on the coast all you see here is Roy Barnes and OX. I wonder why Eric Johnson hasn’t bothered to try to fire up his home boys. I wouldn’t be surrised if the OX doesn’t come very close to beating Eruc in his own back yard.

  10. Masada says:

    If Gerry Purcell gets in the runoff for Commissioner of Insurance I have a feeling he will be in the news soon after for being under investigation by the Feds…for that matter it would not surprise me for it to come any day.

      • Masada says:

        He is just too much of a mystery man. I did a google search on him and he has a church called the Dynamic something that he is the CEO and lead pastor of. Its somewhere in Norcross I think.

        He talks about being a National leader in insurance consulting but a buddy of mine that is in Corporate insurance has never heard of him. And he has offered very little in documentation to back it up.

        Looks like most of his funding came from drug or pharmacy companies. Plus I don’t like it that he is wanting to cross state lines to purchase insurance.

        Something about him just strikes me wrong. Call it a gut feeling. Maybe the earlier post was a little overboard. I don’t know if he is under investigation or not, but he doesn’t suit me at all.

        • Icarus says:

          Saying someone is under a federal accusation, then being unable to back it up with more than a “gut feeling”, pretty much means you’re most likely someone’s shill.

          And even more likely means this is your last post here.

  11. PegM says:

    Here’s my political hari kari….I don’t base my vote on who GRTL endorses, and I don’t give a flip if someone belongs to the Log Cabin Republicans. It’s time for the GOP to be more of an open tent, and not require social credentials that don’t matter to the office on the ballot.

      • Provocateur says:

        Right. And, Karen Handel isn’t “personally” attacking Johnson, is she? Oh wait, she was…and then she got caught in the same ethics type of problem as reported on FOX 5.

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