Georgia Primary Predictions

    Low turnout. Less than a third of Georgia’s registered voters are expected to go to the polls Tuesday for a primary election dominated by local races and a relatively low-profile statewide Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate. “I think turnout will be driven largely by local races,” said Secretary of State Karen Handel, who projected turnout at about 30 percent. Polls open from 7 a.m. | Read More »

    The Money Game in Georgia

    Here’s this from the Hotline: In advance of the 7/15 Dem primary, “new campaign finance disclosure reports” show the five hopefuls “battling to take on” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) “are trailing far behind” in raising funds comparable to Chambliss’s $4M “re-election warchest.”’06 LG nominee/atty/ex-state Rep. Jim Martin (D) “comes the closest,” with $329K CoH raised in “a nearly three month period” up to 6/25, while | Read More »