You may not know anything about John Lewis’s primary opponent. Very few do. Until last year he was a Fulton County Superior Court Judge making $151,000 per year. Then he quit in order to challenge Lewis, the Democratic incumbent.
John Lewis has the ear of President Obama, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year and this year received honorary degrees from Brown and Harvard, and he is the Senior Deputy Whip. He has raised about $1,000,000 in the last cycle.
Michael Johnson has raised $126,000. So he cannot buy TV, and can afford maybe a couple mailings to super voters, who surely will vote for Lewis anyway, so around 7:05 tonight the race will be called for John Lewis with approximately 75% of the vote.
Feel free to speculate in the comments about why he would run for the seat, surely the other two-first name Congressman would be easier to beat.
*a reference to the last time someone ran an ill-advised race against John Lewis.