Fixed Income voters, primarily retirees who are living solely on a fixed income are voters who are probably hurting the most from rising Gas prices, as well as grocery prices as well. The rising cost of housing, food and other necessities are huge drivers of inflation and they fall especially hard on lower-income voters, like those who are living on fixed incomes as I mentioned before. So far no one has offered any proposals, Democrat nor Republican to address the hardships fixed income voter are facing right now. Food and gasoline as well as housing are a huge share of total spending for fixed income and low income voters than for higher-income households. Instead of congress focusing on passing abortion rights legislation that would codify ROE v WADE, they should be focusing on bread and butter issues that majority of voters give a damn about!
R ural voters here in Georgia and across the country are voting their economic interests and have abandoned Democrats because they feel the party overlooks, ignores, and disrespects them. R ural voters don’t think that Democrats understand the economic realities of rural and small town life and have not focused attention on them. Instead, rural voters see leading Democrats like Stacey Abrams and Jon Ossoff as coming from and supporting urban concerns. Rural folk also believe that Democrats ignore rural needs and that rural areas do not get their fair share of resources. For example, many rural areas like Eastman, Montezuma, Talbot ton, Statenville, Homerville, Folkston, have faced recession-like conditions for decades due to a decline in manufacturing and small farms struggling to compete with corporate farms. Yet, national Democrats focus on the problems of minorities and rarely talk about the problems of rural voters. This fact is why identity politics backfires on Democrats. Und
Tomorrow in Atlanta, Agriculture Commission candidate Winfred Dukes (D-Albany) will be the recipient of a high dollar fundraiser that will feature Roy Barnes, Mark Taylor, Charles Walker, Keith Mason, Shirley Franklin, and Bobby Kahn among others, Dukes is running to replace Gary Black who is running for the U.S. Senate. Tyler Harper is the only republican who's running for Ag Commissioner. Other Democrats in the race include Nakita Hemingway and Fred Swann. Dukes, a south Georgia Democrat is one of three democrats running statewide who hails fron outside of Atlanta, (Floyd Griffin of Milledgeville and Lester Jackson of Savannah)
Up in deeply conservative 9th Congressional District, Mike Ford, a Conservative Democrat is the lone democrat in the May 24th primary and awaits the winner of the GOP primary. Ford, a native of Macon, Ga is a Vietnam War Veteran where he was awarded the Air Metal with Six Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal. He is also a member of the NRA, and the Georgia Sport Shooting Association. He is a democrat in the mold of former 8th Congressional District Jim Marshall and Charles Jenkins who once represented the 9th Congressional District in the 80s and early 90s. Ford is a retiring attorney who has practiced law at the State Court, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, etc. For more on Mike Ford go to his website at https://mike4georgia.com/