File this one as the rumor du jour. (But a loud one, that is at least being discussed as fact on the Republican side of the aisle):
Senator Jason Carter of Atlanta (and for those not paying attention, also Grandson of a certain President of the same name), has apparently decided the timing is right and will announce plans to challenge Governor Nathan Deal this week, most likely Thursday.
We that “lean to the GOP side of things” don’t always get the rumors from those that “lean a bit more to the left”, and this well may be someone playing Psy-Ops with the Governor and/or GOP. Or it may be real.
Regardless, there appears to be a definitive change on Carter’s willingness to take a statewide run very seriously this election cycle. And we expect to have some news on that shortly.