Friday, October 22, 2010

Signs of a Nervous Campaign in HD-8?

Over at Peach Pundit, its being reported that Speaker David Ralston & Newly Elected Congressman Tom Graves will be at a rally for vulnerable Incumbent Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville). Its being billed as a GOTV Campaign Rally.

Allison is locked against a young, conservative democrat in Jack Lance (D-Blairsville) who has been endorsed by former governor Zell Miller, who is still wildly popular up in the Georgia Mountains.

HD 8 is one of those races that democrats see as a prime pickup opportunity as it try to cut into the GOP majority in the House of Representatives.

When the Speaker comes to your district to stump for you in a "supposedly" solid GOP district, that's a sign that the incumbent is on shaky ground.

1 comment:

broc said...

You may find this of interest. Georgia's SoS is releasing data files to those who ask. Someone how got the info says, In that period in 2006, about 60,000 African Americans voted. And even though in total African Americans made up 24% of all ballots cast in Georgia, in the early voting period they accounted for less than 17% of voters. Enough background, what is happening this year?

Well, with the final week of early voting not even upon us, African American voters have already cast more than 68,000 ballots. That's more than the 2006 total and we still have 7 days of early voting to go plus election day. By comparison, white voters cast 284,000 votes in the early period of 2006 and have cast just over 202,000 this year.
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