Six candidates to succeed Rep. Tim Bearden in House District 68 appeared in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Carrollton.
Few sparks flew in the two-hour public forum, sponsored by the Carrollton-Carroll County League of Women Voters, as the five Republicans and one Libertarian found many areas of agreement, such as support of immigration law, education, health care and tax reform.
Meanwhile, in SD 28 a debate sponsored by the Coweta Tea Party Patriots featured only one candidate, Mike Crane. The Newnan Times-Herald continues to set the gold standard for coverage of local elections in their story on the would-be debate.
Listening to Mike Crane, a candidate for the state Senate District 28 seat, it becomes apparent there are a couple of books he keeps close at hand.
One is the Bible, the other a copy of the Federalists Papers — the latter a series of essays written by the early Founding Fathers promoting ratification of the proposed U.S. Constitution.
Crane mentioned both during what was supposed to be a candidate debate Tuesday night. However, his opponent, Duke Blackburn, did not attend.
Blackburn told organizers more than a week ago he could not be at the forum because of previous engagements. The organizers — the Coweta Tea Party Patriots and the Carroll County Tea Party — decided to hold the event anyway.
Metro Atlanta’s newest city, Peachtree Corners, has its first Mayor; Mike Mason, President of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association, is unopposed. The six council seats will host contested elections to be held March 6th, 2012 and the City will officially be incorporated in July.