Among the worst of my predictions from Monday was that Clay Cox would be the front runner and may take CD-7 without a runoff. There is a runoff, and he’s not in it.
The buzz around that race, at least here, was very quiet. Most who chose to comment were in the camp of either Cox, who place 3rd, or Chuck Efstration, who placed 5th.
The runoff is now between Linder’s Chief of Staff and FairTax book co-author Rob Woodall, and evangelical Tea Partier Jody Hice.
I can see how Boortz and the FairTax crowd pushed Woodall into his position. My guess is that the Tea Party and some earned media over Hice’s Obama/Hammer & Sickle billboards provided Hice his momentum.
That’s about all I have time for today on a quick lunch break, and I’m still not sure I have a handle on CD-7, so I’ll leave this one open for discussion.
How’s the runoff here shaping up? Are there other “local” issues affecting this race that I’m missing? What are the candidates strenghts/weaknesses? What else do we need to know about CD-7?