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Concerned Women for America backs Hice in GA-10

Via a press release from the Hice campaign:

Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women Political Action Committee (CWPAC) has announced its endorsement of Jody Hice for Congress in Georgia’s 10th District.

Concerned Women PAC, established in 2002 by Founder and Chairman Beverly LaHaye, is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, with more than 500,000 grassroots members nationwide.

Jody Hice spent twelve years as senior pastor of Bethlehem First Baptist Church in Barrow County. During that time Jody developed two key skills needed by any politician to be effective: listening to the concerns of others and serving them according to their needs. In 2003 Jody founded Ten Commandments – Georgia, Inc. to raise money for legal defense to maintain a display of the Ten Commandments in the county courthouse. Jody then established Let Freedom Ring Ministries, Inc.(now The Culture and Values Network) to continue his defense of liberties. In 2008 Jody challenged an IRS code which would remove tax exempt status from churches if political issues were addressed from the pulpit. He has been married to his wife Dee Dee for nearly 30 years and has two daughters.

“Jody Hice is a passionate defender of American liberty” says Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women PAC.
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Landmark Poll: Woodall Opens Big Lead Over Hice

From a Landmark Communications Press Release:

Landmark Releases Poll for Seventh Congressional Runoff: Former Linder Chief of Staff Woodall Leads

Woodall leading up to Aug. 10 election, Gwinnett margin is major factor

(Duluth)—Former Chief of Staff to Congressman Rob Woodall has a solid lead over Jody Hice in Tuesday’s 7th Congressional District Republican runoff election, according to a poll conducted by Landmark Communications Inc.

Woodall, the former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. John Linder, leads minister/radio personality Jody Hice by a margin of 47-32%. As much as 21% of voters said they were undecided/not committed in the election, but still intend to vote.

A county-by-county analysis reveals that Woodall has a commanding lead in Forsyth (59-15%) and Gwinnett (50-29%). Woodall also leads in Newton (44-33%) and Walton (46-37%). However, the Gwinnett margin is significant since 70% of the district’s vote is in that county. Hice leads in his own county of Barrow by 54-27% margin.
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Fair Tax Friday: The Runoff

Among the worst of my predictions from Monday was that Clay Cox would be the front runner and may take CD-7 without a runoff. There is a runoff, and he’s not in it.

The buzz around that race, at least here, was very quiet. Most who chose to comment were in the camp of either Cox, who place 3rd, or Chuck Efstration, who placed 5th.

The runoff is now between Linder’s Chief of Staff and FairTax book co-author Rob Woodall, and evangelical Tea Partier Jody Hice.

I can see how Boortz and the FairTax crowd pushed Woodall into his position. My guess is that the Tea Party and some earned media over Hice’s Obama/Hammer & Sickle billboards provided Hice his momentum.

That’s about all I have time for today on a quick lunch break, and I’m still not sure I have a handle on CD-7, so I’ll leave this one open for discussion.

How’s the runoff here shaping up? Are there other “local” issues affecting this race that I’m missing? What are the candidates strenghts/weaknesses? What else do we need to know about CD-7?

Return Of FairTax! Friday

For a while, we had a customary open thread on Fridays where we allowed an open thread to discuss the non-state issue of the FairTax! (I’m sure it comes as a surprise to supporters of John Oxendine, Maria Sheffield, and others that the FairTax! isn’t a state issue, but please don’t wake them while they’re sleepwalking. It may be dangerous.)

I’m bringing back the discussion today because the lead huckster Congressman who has been pushing the FairTax! book bill is retiring, and there is a multi-person battle on to be his replacement.

And frankly, I don’t see people talking about, or frankly interested in, this race. Sure, we get daily press releases telling us what perceived front runner Clay Cox had for breakfast. I promise we’ll print one when we deem it worthy of the usual scorn a post-worthy press release usually gets from the Peach Pundit community.

Rob Woodall, the 40 year old chief of staff of Linder has a credit for co-authorship of the 2nd FairTax! book, and has the backing of Neil Boortz and John Linder, but we’re not sure who else. Chuck Efstration made things interesting by jumping into the race from his position as Gwinnett GOP Chairman, presumably bringing somewhat of a grassroots network with him.

Other names on the ballot are Jeff Fincher, Ronnie Grist, Jody Hice, Tom Kirby, Tom Parrott, and Democrat Doug Heckman.

I spent a good bit of time at the early stages of the GA-9 race in that district trying to find out who the players were. But in doing so, I got a few trips to the Georgia mountains. I’m not real keen on spending any more time on Hwy 78 than I have to, so I’m turning to our Peach Pundit community for a primer on this race.

What are you hearing, who are these people who appear lesser known that the first three, and what are the compelling reasons to send any of them to Washington.

And if you don’t know the answers either, then consider this an OPEN THREAD: