Skip to comments.Seven Candidates Vie for the 10th in Monroe Debate
Posted on 05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
In a field that already has six candidates Lt. Colonel Stephen Simpson, businessman Mike Collins, pastor Jody Hice, state Rep. Donna Sheldon and Brian Slowinski , attendees of the Monroe 10th Congressional debate on Tuesday were introduced to a seventh: former U.S. Marine Mitchell Swan, who only recently entered a race that the others have been in for months.
There wasnt even standing room left for those who arrived late. Jody Hice, who hails from the area, held a barbeque behind the events location for his supporters. Politics and barbeque are an undeniably popular pairing in the Peach State, and helped bring the room to capacity.
Peach Pundit editor Charlie Harper, who moderated the debate, encouraged the candidates to differentiate themselves on specific policies and proposals. He reminded them that they all oppose Obamacare, for example, asking them to instead share ideas regarding hospital closings and rural health care access.
The topic of immigration brought some discord among the candidates. Swan argued that Republicans are losing the battle on the immigration issue and must concede on their terms in order to pass a reform bill and mute the issue for the time being.
(Excerpt) Read more at archconuga.com ...
Swan appears to be broke ...
Gerrard appears to be the guy backed by GOPe and he is the one who needs to be defeated. It is tough to pick out TWO of the others TO GET them into the run-off. Gerrard may have to be defeated in the run-off.
Hice raised a ton. 373k
it is tough to come up with a strategy with 4 conservatives splitting the conservative vote up ... maybe Gerrard is not strong and you will get 2 of the above.
follow it here ... the run-off.
this is Georgia. An open seat (Broun) that is solid R.
Gerrard sounds like a clown. It is not amnesty unless they all get a Porsche.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.