O.K., looks like I’m not the only contributor who’s been tied up all day. I’ll still be scarce through tomorrow, so you can connect the dots here in lieu of my usual elaborate commentary:
Jan Jones, of
Milton Fulton County, is doing robo-calls for Nathan Deal.
This is House Speaker pro tem Jan Jones calling for Nathan Deal for governor. As Georgia’s highest-ranking female legislator….It’s not about gender. It’s about leadership.
The “highest ranking female legislator” wants you to know it’s not about gender. I see what you did right there…
But I digress. The real point here is that Jones is from metro-Atlanta, and more specifically, Handel’s own county.
Yet in more rural parts of the State, or at least the parts that aren’t Atlanta, we have these tidbits:
Further south, The Albany Herald – who previously endorsed Eric Johnson – has endorsed Karen Handel.
We’ve seen and read many articles (some of them here) that this is a race between rural Georgia and Atlanta. That there’s a gender gap with women voters preferring Handel while men prefer Deal. There’s not.
This is just a good old fashioned battle within the Republican party.