Two days ago, David Perdue’s plan to circumvent the Republican party’s litmus tests was going swimmingly. He went up on TV early, and his efforts to combine his campaign with a series of job fairs for the company he works for, Dollar General, had gained some traction. All he had to do was let the others take shots at one another and he could slip into the runoff against a wounded opponent. Then, perhaps his views that seem out of step with Republican primary voters might not sink him.
But yesterday, 11Alive released their poll which showed him at 29%, up 10 on everyone’s assumed frontrunner Jack Kingston. And now today, in the bright light of the front of the pack, comes the reveal:
ABC news ran a story this afternoon that David Perdue thinks Democrats have the right idea on Dodd-Frank. He wants reform, not repeal. I, of course, think this is awesome, but since I am what is known as an “unlikely Republican primary voter”, that probably doesn’t provide him much solace. The title of the piece is “Georgia Senate Candidate Veers Left.”
Now that the rest of the field is aware of his existence, I wonder what else turns up.