Greg Bluestein writes for the AJC’s Political Insider that Governor Deal may have a second primary challenger on his hand. State School Superintendent John Barge is playing coy to rumors that he may also enter the race:
While I do not know yet exactly where I will be doing this work beyond 2014, I do plan on it being at a statewide level in some capacity,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
Barge’s future has been an open question since his campaign reported no contributions over the last six months. His testy relationship with Deal is less of a mystery.
Their biggest fight revolves around Barge’s opposition to the ballot measure that gave the state new powers to create charter schools. Deal and most of the state’s Republican establishment supported the constitutional amendment, which was overwhelmingly approved.
So….Let’s just let our commenting community have the first shot at this one. Thoughts?