New GOP Candidate For US Senate?

The Political Insider Reports:

Eugene Chin Yu, a Korean-born but long-time resident of Augusta, has engaged political consultant Rich Thompson and is expected to announce his candidacy on Friday.

So far as we know, he’d be the first Korean to run for statewide office in Georgia.

Yu came here as a teenager, graduated from Butler High School in Augusta, and quickly became an American citizen. Yu, 60, is the past president of the Federation of Korean Associations, a group that he’s told others will help finance a multi-million dollar campaign.

If Yu does indeed get in the race, and he’s been a rumored candidate for some time now, he will be an intriguing one. However, can he overcome the financial advantage Gingrey and Kingston have, or the name recognition advantage Broun and Handel have?

Oh, and for those who love to talk about the alleged racism and sexism of the GOP, I’ll point out that while the Democrats are busy clearing the field for a candidate with a famous last name, the GOP has a competitive primary with one maybe two women, an African-American, and perhaps now a Korean-American.



  1. Jessica S. says:

    You forgot to mention that one of the candidates in the GOP primary is convicted felon. If that’s not diverse, I don’t know what is.

  2. griftdrift says:

    Not sure which I’m more tires of, Atlanta liberals who perpetuate that Rethuglicans are sexist and racist or the party that has overwhelmingly been in power for ten years whining about being persecuted.

    So instead I’ll give you a tip. And it will be aimed at Republicans since that’s where are instead of the other place.

    Instead of rolling out Ashley Bells and Eugene Chen Yus and screaming SEE SEE!, stop thumping your chests over legislation that accomplishes little except to piss black people off.

  3. Tiberius says:

    His only value will be to see if there is a spike in turnout in certain Asian heavy precincts in Gwinnett and DeKalb.

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