I just posted details on the challenge to Carla Roberts here. Based on precedent, doesn’t look like an issue.
Jim Galloway covered a “unique” challenge to Brandon Beach yesterday. A complaint has been filed with the Secretary of State’s office noting Georgia’s resign to run law:
“…the office of any state, county or municipal elected official shall be declared vacant upon such elected official qualifying, in a general primary or general election…for another state, county or municipal elective office….”
Beach, the writer points out, was elected to the board that governs the state Department of Transportation by a group of state lawmakers who represent portions of the Sixth Congressional District.
Gallway also gives a strong hint that this too is a non issue:
This has happened before. We’re pretty sure that Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, was a DOT board member before he pursued his state Senate seat, and even got a legal opinion on whether he would have to resign one to run for the other.
A friend of the Pundit also tells us via the tipline:
There was a challenge filed with the secretary of state to the candidacy of Clarence Johnson for (Fulton) Superior Court. He owes around $13,000 in federal and state back taxes.
No additional details on that one at this time. We’ll keep a watch on it and see how it develops.