Outsider Success in 2020 Primaries

  Donald Trump’s election as president provides the best example of an outsider who outpolled experienced politicians, confounded observers and won office.  David Perdue scored a similar success when he defeated three members of Congress, including Jack Kingston...

What might the primaries tell us about November?

  Parties use primaries to winnow their fields and choose their nominees.  In addition to advancing nominees to the final round that will be held on November 3, June’s primaries may contain hints as to who will win the championship faceoff and assume office in...

Kelly Loeffler goes to Washington

  Despite objections from President Trump and a snarling reaction from Sean Hannity, the president’s confidant and attack dog, Governor Brian Kemp has named Kelly Loeffler to the Senate seat that Johnny Isakson will vacate at the end of the month.  The president...

Easier ballot access, but with conditions

  Among the topics that the General Assembly may deal with this year is whether to make it easier for additional parties to get on the general election ballot.  Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians are entitled to appear on Georgia ballots.  Other parties,...

A Preview of the General Election Runoffs

  Georgia is unique in requiring majorities in both primaries and general elections.  Since two statewide contests saw no majority winner, the last round of the 2018 election cycle will play out on December 4.  The December vote will select the secretary of state...

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