2018 Runoffs: Down the Ballot

  It is understandable if a voter thinks that the only statewide runoff scheduled for next week is to choose the Republican nominee for governor.  Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp have each raised millions of dollars that they are spending freely on television ads. ...

History and the 2018 Gubernatorial Runoff

  Let me begin with a caveat: Every election has its unique features so there is only so much to learn from reviewing past elections, especially when they are few in number.  However, it is possible that patterns from the past may be repeated to a degree.  The...

What Do We Learn from the 6th District Result?

    There are some things that even $30 million can’t buy.  Expenditures in that range failed to secure victory for Democrats in the special election to fill Tom Price’s congressional seat.  The millions spent between the April primary and the June 20 second...

Karen Handel and the New England Patriots

  Although I know nothing about her sports team loyalties, I suspect that GOP 6th U.S. Congressional District candidate Karen Handel is a Falcons fan. But she now finds herself needing to replicate the New England Patriots’ furious fourth quarter rally if she is...

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