There’s a note being passed around Facebook at the moment, which appears to be a letter from Lee Hawkins to Hall County voters. Hawkins tried a mailer that was slightly more subtle in the special election runoff, urging Hall County voters regardless of party to vote for their homeboy.
This note, however, drops the subtlety. It encourages Hall county voters to understand they they run the risk of being represented by one of the hayseeds that ain’t from Hall. Or even worse, being redistricted into a district where they would be represented by someone from GWIGH-NETT county. Oh the humanity.
It’s an interesting strategy, but I continue to be amazed that a campaign would put out material such as this in the age of the internet. Yep, even Dade county has the internets now.
My observation is that Hawkins is already losing establishment Republicans in Hall who are desparate to curry favor with their new Congressman Tom Graves. This email won’t help him make up new ground in those non-beloved counties. It may even be enough to move Steve Tarvin into a second place finish.
Full email follows:
HAWKINS FOR CONGRESS EMAIL TO HALL COUNTY VOTERS…
Hall County Has the Power – FOR NOW
This US Congressional Election could be the LAST in which Hall County voters may select our own US Congressman.
Early voting ends Friday. Election day is Tuesday, July 20.
It’s up to YOU. Read on…To my Hall County Friends and Neighbors:
It is well known that the latest US census will likely result in two additional Congressional seats for Georgia. This means that, with virtual certainty, Hall County will be “moved” to create another Congressional District.
While the “if” of a new district plan for Georgia is certain, the “how” is far from settled. A north-south split of Hall county could place south Hall in a Congressional District with Gwinnett County. Our days of being the “big fish” in the Congressional District pond could be numbered.
This election could be the last election in which Hall County’s powerful influence on the Congressional District remains intact.
Let’s focus on what we DO know:
1) The recent Special Election showed that Lee Hawkins is Hall County’s choice for US Congress.
2) Lee Hawkins has served the people of Hall County as State Senator. No other candidate in this Congressional race knows Hall County like Lee Hawkins. Lee Hawkins is the only candidate who has a vested interest in the future of Hall County.
3) Hall County accounted for nearly 30% of the votes in the special election. With the anticipated light turnout for the July 20 primary, Hall County can still heavily influence, or possibly DETERMINE the outcome of the race.
4) Every vote will count. Your vote for Lee Hawkins will ensure that our beloved Hall County, Georgia has a continued voice in Washington. Only a vote for Lee Hawkins can do it !!! There is simply no other way.
Please check out the links to the left to learn more information about the groups that have shown agreement with my Constitutionally Conservative platforum.
I urge you to get out and vote. Early voting continues until Friday at the Hall County Elections Office in the “old Wal-Mart” shopping center at 2285 Browns Bridge Road. Election day is next Tuesday, July 20.
Please forward this message to every Hall County resident that you know. Hall County has already chosen Lee Hawkins. Let’s take that LAST STEP by making your VOTE COUNT.
Let’s work together to keep Hall County strong in Washington.
Thank you so very much.