Mike Keown For State Senate?

December 6, 2012 21:53 pm

by Charlie · 9 comments

Mike Keown’s name is being floated as a contender to replace Senator John Bulloch, who announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate earlier today.  The move took most (all?) by surprise, which puts those who would consider replacing him in need of the ability to assemble and execute a campaign quickly.  Bulloch’s replacement will be elected on January 8th – and there are a few holidays between now and then that will likely have the focus of most voters as well as potential campaign volunteers.

Keown was the GOP nominee for Congress in 2010 against Sanford Bishop, coming within a hair’s breath of winning the seat.  Those talking him up point out that he won over 60% of the vote against Bishop during that contest in the counties that cover Senate District 11.

With Southwest Georgia still fertile ground for Georgia Democrats, finding a candidate with a recent campaign organization and ability to generate votes for the GOP will be a priority.  Keown’s name appears to be at the top of the GOP wish list for this seat.

Joseph December 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Brad Hughes for Senate 11

Charlie December 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Didn’t Brad just take a job with the SOS office, or am I confusing him with someone else?

Lawton Sack (GATA Eagles!) December 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

You are correct, Charlie.

Joseph December 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Details coming in the morning apparently. He did take a job with Kemp, but still lives in the district in Earley County.

Kyle Constable December 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Keown for District 11? I like it. It’s time to get him back in the State Capitol.

muddiver December 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Rep Gene Maddox is looking at running as well. He is the current rep for dist 172 and was redistricted into 173 against fellow republican Darlene Taylor so he decided against running again. But this has got his attention. He is sec of house ag so the crossover is strong.

KD_fiscal conservative December 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

I supported during his run for congress and Ill sent him money for his run for state senate, even though I don’t live anywhere close to that district. Mike is a good guy.

swga resident December 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

Mike Keown definitely has my support – the kind of conservative I like to see in Atlanta.

swga resident December 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Brad Hughes from Blakely also says he is going to run.

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