Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Michael Thurmond announces run for U.S. Senate today at the State Capitol


Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond (D-Athens) made his announcement today to challenge Incumbent Johnny Isakson (R-Marietta) for the U.S. Senate this fall.

Thurmond who served in the state legislature from 1986-1998 & then Labor Commissioner from 1998-2010 looks to unseat freshman incumbent Johnny Isakson for the senate this year & to become the first black american to be elected to the U.S. Senate since post civil war (reconstruction).

Thurmond, a centrist to conservative democrat will take on RJ Hadley (D-Conyers), another black moderate democrat for the senate in the democratic primary.

One of these men will try to do that no other black american have ever done since reconstruction: get elected to the U.S. Senate. Harold Ford (D-TN) almost suceeded in that feat in 2006, losing to Bob Corker & Harvey Gantt, who almost defeated Jesse Helms for the North Carolina Senate seat in 1990.

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