Erick Erickson is the founder of this site, and remains our Editor Emeritus. In his spare time, he edits Redstate.com, has a show on the nation’s largest talk radio station here in Atlanta on WSB, and is a Fox News contributor. He’s been sitting out on the Georgia Senate race until now, and I know from past conversations he was genuinely torn between Paul Broun and Karen Handel. Interestingly, the last time I heard him go down his depth chart, Jack Kingston was at #3. It’s always fun explaining our race to national politicos who believe Broun and Gingrey are in one “Conservative” camp, Kingston and Perdue are in an “Establishment” camp, and frankly they’re all over the place when they try to categorize Handel. The truth is (with a notable exception for Broun), they’re all difficult to put in a specific box or rank on a “Conservative” to “Establishment” line. But I digress.
Erick decided this afternoon that early voting starts next week, and he won’t be sitting on the sidelines any longer. He is, after all, the man that got WAY out front on the races with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. We call them both Senator now.
Erick has made his choice. It’s Karen Handel.
Of note, Erickson also told a caller earlier that David Perdue is “perhaps the worst candidate” in this race. Shots, they are fired.