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Zell Miller endorses Collins in congressional race (Georgia alert)
The Athens Banner Herald ^ | June 12, 2012 | Blake Aued

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 McKillip’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at onlineathens.com ...


TOPICS: Georgia; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
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1 posted on 06/16/2012 4:54:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

While I have no problem with Doug Collins, I believe that Martha Zoller is the best choice for conservatives.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Photobucket GO DOUG!
3 posted on 06/16/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Clintonfatigued
looks like; NAZI Pelosi, Is pulling "the wool" over the eyes of GA. voters...
the guy, shall become another "Pink Poodle" for the NAZI.

4 posted on 06/16/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

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.


5 posted on 06/16/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I hope the election judges don’t give his opponents two extra chances to beat him because “the clock hadn’t started” . . . .


6 posted on 06/16/2012 8:26:31 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 8:43:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> Miller, 80, has mostly stayed out of the political limelight since serving a partial term in the U.S. Senate that ended in 2004 <<

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.

8 posted on 06/16/2012 10:03:42 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: AuH2ORepublican; All
i thought, one was a 'rat; if two conservatives are running for the same seat..don't they effectively split the conservative vote?
i was referring to the 'rats' practices of electing blue dogs to red conservative districts... like the 'rats did in '06, it seemed that the article was NOT specific in that regard.

9 posted on 06/17/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; All
to the "Pink Poodle" comment; we have "claims to be" Conservative
Ben Chandler (ky-'rat) congresscritter in the 6th Congressional District
nearly always voted with *Nazi salute/"HEIL HITLER"* NAZI Pelosi (except on O'BozoCARE)..he won w/600 votes last time.

10 posted on 06/17/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

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.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

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*.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
thank you, for the (needed :) correction
hopefully.. the 'rats, get "crushed" in the Nationals...
and have a great father's day! :-D

13 posted on 06/17/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
missed "in the primary"
grrrr.

14 posted on 06/17/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; randita; fieldmarshaldj; Georgia Girl 2
I hope the election judges don’t give his opponents two extra chances to beat him because “the clock hadn’t started” . . . .

Huh?

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.

15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:49:50 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

“I hope the election judges don’t give his opponents two extra chances to beat him because “the clock hadn’t started” . . . .

Huh?”


I was replying to a picture of basketball’s Doug Collins. You know, the 1972 Olympics . . . .

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.”


16 posted on 06/18/2012 7:14:51 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Ronald_Magnus; BillyBoy
Oh, someone posted a pic of THE Doug Collins, that figures. His coaching pwned the Rose-less Bulls in games 2-5. 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

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.

17 posted on 06/20/2012 12:04:55 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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