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The Rundown on the Georgia Runoff (primary tomorrow!)
redstate.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by cotton1706

Most political eyes will be focused on Georgia’s Republican primary on Tuesday. With Mitch McConnell a sure thing for re-election at this point (though see if Bevin can break 40%, which I think he can), Georgia is where the great unknown is.

In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state in 2014. Look no further than DailyKos for the reason why. Two, David Perdue is going into the runoff. Three, turnout is going to be very low.

The only part of the state showing significant early voting is the Columbus-Muscogee area. That is because of a highly contested mayoral race in that consolidated city-county government. Fulton County, which had more than 100,000 early votes in 2012 has had somewhere around 10,000 this year.

This is the first time Georgia has had a primary in May. It is usually the third week of July. People just aren’t paying attention. Likewise, there are so many candidates and so many races that a lot of voters have decided to just wait for the runoff to vote. Let the die-hards pare down the ballot.

That leads us to the contenders of the Republican primary for the Senate. The Democrats, in their Senate primary, are certain to nominate Michelle Nunn who is that rare candidate whose last name and accomplishments are the same thing.

David Perdue will get in. He has spent a lot of money to generate name ID for himself and tie himself to former Governor Sonny Perdue, his cousin. It has worked. When he goes off talking points, Perdue makes routine flubs. He attacked those without college degrees — a reference to Karen Handel.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: elections
I hope Bevin gets over 40% in KY and Handel is one of the two going into a runoff in GA!
1 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Better pay attention to Nunn. We can make fun of her last name but she’s running a pretty good campaign right now. Watching her commercials you’d think she’s a conservative.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: ealgeone

The commercials I’ve seen her in are full of platitudes and “peace, love, dove” slogans - just the kind of sloganeering that came with Obama’s Hope and Change.

True, she has the name, but that name hasn’t been mentioned around here since her father left in the early 1990s. And he’s done NOTHING except join every corporate and university boards he can get on for a paycheck.

Nope, not buying her danger. She’s a mouse, daughter of a used-to-be who most Georgians today can’t remember his face nor care to. She’ll get the same votes as any other Democrat would - and that isn’t enough to win in today’s Georgia. We’re much better than that.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 7:26:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I hope you’re right!


4 posted on 05/19/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: cotton1706

GEORGIA FREEPERS- IF TURNOUT IS LOW THEN GET OUT ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND GET THEM TO GET THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!!!!

JUST A FEW VOTES WILL SWING IT, IF TURNOUT IS LOW!!!!!

START MAKING CALLS AND ACTIVATING LOCAL TEA PARTY GROUPS!!!


5 posted on 05/19/2014 7:53:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Gaffer

Go to Spring & 14th Street and see the PARADE out of the parking lot of WOMEN with Nunn signs... They are not just from Fulton & DeKalb either... I see it almost daily...

Nunn name recognition will play well in Central GA...

The “tribe” mentality worked very well for BO...


6 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:15 AM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: cotton1706

Sorry Handle’s past associations leave me cold. She is a Susan Collin’s type ‘conservative’. I don’t trust her at all.

The only really great news is that Nunn has committed stupidicide......when asked in a tv interview if she would have voted for the ACA she punted so badly it was scary.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 7:57:06 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gaffer

She blew the ‘would you have voted for the ACA’ question....she is toast

No matter which GOP runs against her, that clip will be played over and over and over


8 posted on 05/19/2014 7:58:22 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cotton1706

(In Georgia Primary) turnout is going to be very low.
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That’s good news. Rule of Thumb: Low turnout usually benefits the more Conservative candidate because, Conservatives will crawl over broken glass to get to the polling place. So: Low voter turnout = Good news. I’m not one of those people who believes that every, eligible voter should vote. I’m tired of uninformed idiots with the IQ of a can of Spam electing Liberal as**holes.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 8:01:53 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706

(In Georgia Primary) turnout is going to be very low.
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That’s good news. Rule of Thumb: Low turnout usually benefits the more Conservative candidate because, Conservatives will crawl over broken glass to get to the polling place. So: Low voter turnout = Good news. I’m not one of those people who believes that every, eligible voter should vote. I’m tired of uninformed idiots with the IQ of a can of Spam electing Liberal as**holes.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 8:02:02 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Mr. K

GEORGIA FREEPERS- IF TURNOUT IS LOW THEN GET OUT ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND GET THEM TO GET THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!!!!

JUST A FEW VOTES WILL SWING IT, IF TURNOUT IS LOW!!!!!

START MAKING CALLS AND ACTIVATING LOCAL TEA PARTY GROUPS!!!
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Down here in Texas, we have what we call: “Ten Tells Ten”. You challenge every supporter of your Conservative candidate that you can find, to get out there and tell ten of their family members and/or friends about the candidate; win those 10 people over to vote for said candidate and tell them to tell 10 people...... those 10 people tell 10 people.... You get the picture. IT WORKS!!! Even big Establishment dollars can beat grass roots activism.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 8:13:14 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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There six states with primaries Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

House
Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon and Pennsylvania

Senate
Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: Din Maker

CORRECTION TO MY POST #11: Last sentence should read: “....cannot beat grass roots activism.”


13 posted on 05/19/2014 8:21:38 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: bfh333

Oh please. You know there are traditional liberals out there every day and they vote Democrat. They’re always there and there aren’t enough of them. You can see it every important statewide office, most of the Congressional seats, and even the last few Senate seats. The Nunn Oooga Booga is just not there.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 8:26:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bfh333
The “tribe” mentality worked very well for BO... The collective Georgia 'tribe' did not vote for Obama in either case - he lost Georgia on both.
15 posted on 05/19/2014 8:28:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

So what you’re saying is women won’t vote for women ONLY because they are women...

We’ll see... Personally, Nunn (Martin) is as dumb as a box of rocks... Both sides have LIV’s... Let’s see who appeals to whom and generates voter excitement which translates into turnout...

FR is full of “principled” voters who are simply going to stay home if THEIR candidate doesn’t get the nomination...


16 posted on 05/19/2014 8:51:16 AM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: bfh333

Life goes on outside of FR, and people in this state are primarily past the Talmadge, Nunn, Fowler and Cleland dally- with-Democrats phase. The Democrat ‘there’ just isn’t there.

Additionally, I give women more credit that you seem to place on their ability to choose without the ‘sex’ factor.

There may be some polls out that say she is viable, but there is probably an awful lot of pollster/consultant ‘consulting’ going on there to make it seem like a real horse race.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I’m not picking a fight...

However, the campaign only really starts after both parties have a nominee... We’ll see how the demographics fall once that happens...

While GA is red, it’s not as bright red as you pretend. If it were, we could get some REAL things done here like tax reform & constitutional carry... There are still MANY Democrats who are now Republicans because it was the political thing to do to keep their seat...

The old-timers remember what a disaster Nunn was... The LIV’s and first-time voters don’t...


18 posted on 05/19/2014 9:51:57 AM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: ealgeone

“Watching her commercials you’d think she’s a conservative”

Michelle Nunn has the personality of navel lint. Watching her ads you find out she went to church with her Grandmother. That’s the total extent of her ads. She has no chance to win agains’t the republican candidate.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 10:16:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
“Watching her commercials you’d think she’s a conservative” Michelle Nunn has the personality of navel lint. Watching her ads you find out she went to church with her Grandmother. That’s the total extent of her ads. She has no chance to win agains’t the republican candidate.

As one conservative to another, I hope you're right. right now none of the gop candidates are making me jump up and down about voting for them.

20 posted on 05/19/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: ealgeone

The only GOP candidate who would not be an improvement over Saxby is Perdue. Paul Broun is the real meal deal and has been for years. His voting record is stellar.

Handel went to war with Holder twice while she was SOS to get our Voter ID law. She’s totally anti amnesty which is also good.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 10:36:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Paul Broun is the real meal deal and has been for years.

He's nuts.

22 posted on 05/19/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ve seriously considered brown.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 11:21:28 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: EveningStar

Yes he’s nuts: A medical doctor, an army reservist who was in Afghanistan last year treating our wounded warriors, a US representative who time and again submits legislation to cut the size of government, pay down the debt, stop illegal immigration, initiate tax reform and healthcare reform, adhere to the Constitution. God forbid we elect a man like that.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 11:42:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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