… is from Benjy Sarlin at MSNBC.
His lengthy profile casts the contest as a “race to the right:”
Georgia’s Republican primary doesn’t fit into a neatly wrapped establishment vs. tea party narrative (think Rand Paul versus Trey Grayson in Kentucky in 2010) or moderate vs. conservative (like Charlie Crist versus Marco Rubio in Florida in 2010.) Any GOP candidate aspiring to statewide office here knows you have to be pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Obamacare, anti-taxes, and willing to play ball with the grassroots in order to stand a chance.
“We’re not identical, but I don’t think there’s a nickel’s worth of difference in our bona fides on the conservative side,” Perdue said in an interview.
This is pretty much the consensus among the field. “It’s certainly a conservative group,” Gingrey said.
Broun, nicknamed “Dr. No” for his constant ideological votes against House leadership, conceded to msnbc that, “certainly all our Republicans are conservative to one degree or another.”
Also featured in the article is the battle between Karen Handel and GRTL’s Dan Becker, Paul Broun’s Lies from the Pits of Hell, the resemblance of David Perdue to Mitt Romney, and the threat of outside money, possibly from Democratic allied groups.
Give it a read, and tell us what you think in the comments.