The Gwinnett GOP hosted a forum of the three candidates running for State Senate district 9; incumbent Don Balfour, Mike Beaudreau, and P.K. Martin. I posted the results of the straw poll held at the event late last night.
There may have been an 800-pound gorilla in the room, but Sen. Don Balfour didn’t waste any time addressing it.
#In his opening statement at a political forum Tuesday, the senator didn’t shy away from his trial last year on criminal charges involving per diem requests.
#But he pointed out to the Republican crowd that not only should they believe in “innocent until proven guilty,” but that he was found not guilty.
#But the two men challenging Balfour in the GOP primary later this month said the residents of state Senate District 9, which includes much of central Gwinnett from Lawrenceville to Snellville, deserve more.
The intrepid Jon Richards and Prisca Villa live tweeted the festivities. Their tweets are collected below the fold.