National Review has an article on the GOP side of the race for US Senate here in Georgia. Most of the article discusses whether or not former Secretary of State and Candidate for Governor Karen Handel will jump into the fray. The article mentions what has long been assumed around these parts that if Congressman Tom Price doesn’t run, as increasingly seems to be the case, Handel would run. Our fearless leader makes an appearance in the piece:
“Handel would start with an initial fundraising deficit to the members of Congress who have been able to raise campaign cash in their existing congressional campaign accounts,” according to Charlie Harper of Peach Pundit, a popular Georgia political blog. “But she also starts with the advantage of having run a recent statewide campaign with a grassroots base intact as well as national name ID.”
A Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll released on Tuesday puts her in third place in the primary contest, behind Gingrey and Broun. (Mark Rountree, president of Landmark Communications, tells me the pollsters didn’t include Price in the list of names to choose from, since they assumed his supporters would be roughly the same as Handel’s.) That poll has drawn interest from national Republicans, who aren’t eager to back Broun or Gingrey, and who want to make sure that a very winnable Senate seat stays in Republican hands.
So, does Handel get in? What would that do to the GOP Primary?