Monday, July 21, 2014

GOP Senate runoff in Georgia

Tomorrow, July 22, is Georgia primary runoff election day.

Biggest race up for grabs: The GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

Gotta confess, David Perdue left me cold after some comments he made earlier this year. I was steering toward Jack Kingston.

Then the last-round ad blitz started. One was good enough to make me look up, a flag waving ad for Kingston. Then may jaw dropped. Paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

How'd I miss this until the final week?

The ad is great, but the sponsor is what caused it to backfire on me.

Yeah, U.S. Chamber sounds benign enough. Unless you've been following its strong willed push for immigration reform.  I also came across an article that says Perdue recently told a campaign gathering that he walked out on his interview back when the Chamber was screening candidates:
In that sit-down, Perdue told a crowd of about 30 supporters, the Chamber’s representatives urged him to “tell us you’ll vote for us 100 percent of the time.” When he balked, and said he wanted to “represent my constituents instead,” he said the exchange turned testy.
So, it seems I've undergone an election-eve conversion.

Will anything happen between now and daybreak to make me again reconsider?

Probably not.

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