Skip to comments.Zell Miller endorses Collins in congressional race (Georgia alert)
Posted on 06/16/2012 4:54:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Gov. Zell Miller and House Speaker David Ralston are among 30 elected officials who have endorsed Doug Collins for Congress, the Collins campaign announced Monday.
Miller, 80, has mostly stayed out of the political limelight since serving a partial term in the U.S. Senate that ended in 2004. The Young Harris native and Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, both live in the 9th District Collins is running to represent.
State Rep. Doug McKillip, R-Athens, also endorsed Collins, a Gainesville Republican who served in the state legislature. Collins cosponsored McKillips bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
Others who endorsed Collins include state Sen. Frank Ginn, R-Danielsville, and Reps. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, and Tom McCall, R-Elberton.
Collins main opponent in the July 31 primary, former talk-radio host Martha Zoller, is endorsed by conservative pundits Sean Hannity and Erick Erickson, former presidential candidate Herman Cain and several tea party groups.
The newly-created 9th District runs from Athens and Gainesville north to the state line.
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While I have no problem with Doug Collins, I believe that Martha Zoller is the best choice for conservatives.
Who are you saying would be Pelosi’s “pink poodle” in Congress, state representative Doug Collins? http://www.collinsleads.com/ So you’re saying that the conservative Republican state representative from Gainesville (and former Air Force chaplain) is going to caucus with the Democrats if elected to Congress and elect Pelosi as Speaker?
I hope you inadvertently posted to the wrong thread, or else have some pretty compelling evidence about how Collins has fooled conservatives in Georgia for years. I know that he’s accused of being nothing but a crony of Governir Deal and Speaker Ralston, but they’re both conservative Republicans, and being their ally is a far cry from being a lackey for Pelosi.
I hope the election judges don’t give his opponents two extra chances to beat him because “the clock hadn’t started” . . . .
You are right Martha Zoller would be the best. I was at a Gainesville tea party with her several years ago. She gave a great speech.
No kidding. I haven't heard from Zig Zag in years. For a guy who said he wished he could threaten Chris Matthews to a duel, he's been extremely quiet since 2004. Jimmy Carter's almost 90 and it hasn't stopped him from flapping his gums every time he gets the chance. And I thought Zig Zag said even though he considers himself a "conservative", he doesn't make endorsements in GOP primaries because "I was born a Democrat and I'll die a Democrat"
I wonder how much weight Miller's endorsement will carry, and if Georgia freepers are still in love with Zig Zag.
Collins and Zoeller are running against each other in the GOP primary. They will not split the conservative vote, since only one Republican will survive the primary and be the Republican nominee in the general (in fact, even if a prominent RINO were running in the primary, Collins and Zoeller still wouldn’t split the conseevative vite and allow the RINO to win, given that GA has a run-off if no one gets 50%+1 in the first round of the primary). I don’t know what Democrat is running for that seat, but whoever wins the GOP primary is guaranteed of winning the general, and he or she will be a conservative.
That designation is certainly appropriate for someone like Chandler, since he has a liberal voting record (including voting consistently pro-abortion) and does Pelosi’s dirty work while claiming back home to be a “conservative.” But that’s certainly not the case with Colins, which would have been clear to you had you read the posted article (you didn’t even need to ick on the link—the important text was all there on the FR post). It made reference to Collins being an ally of the Republican Speaker, Republican Governor Deal’s pointman in the GA legislature, and the co-sponsor of a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks (the most we can hope for until Roe is overturned, and a law that could well bring the Supreme Court to dismantle Roe). But the fact that both Collins and Zoeller were Republicans was made crystal clear in the sentence that said that they were facing each other *in the primary*.
BTW Politics1 has no democrats running for this seat. I hadn't bothered to check out who the Republicans were. When I saw "Collins" I thought it was Mac Collins running again.
I remember Zell was supposed to be on Fox News regularly but I never saw him after 2004. There were unconfirmed reports that he endorsed Mike Gravel in the 2008 rat primaries for President, which is bizarre.
I would not count this endorsement in Collins' favor.
“I hope the election judges dont give his opponents two extra chances to beat him because the clock hadnt started . . . .
As for Zell’s endorsement, I wouldn’t count it against Collins (but then again, I don’t think it’s the candidate’s fault when someone endorses him, and, for example, I didn’t hold it against Bob Turner when Rudy Giuliani endorsed him). And as for Zell’s 2008 endorsements, he famously endorsed Senator Saxby Chambliss over “conservative Democrat” Jim Martin in the run-off, and, according to Wikipedia: “He declared early in 2008 that he would not support either Senator Barack Obama or Senator Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He supported Senator John McCain instead.”
Absolutely, good point.
I forgot he endorsed Chambliss, that was good. I don't recall hearing about him weighing in on any of the 2010 GA races primary or otherwise.
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