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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:13 PM
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Georgia Senate Primaries - Can we get Majette in and McKinney back?
I haven't been able to locate accurate polls, but my understanding is that the Georgia Republican Senate primaries have moderate Johnny Isakson close to a 50% majority over two ultraconservatives, Mac Collins (my own Congressman, and a study in worthlessness) and businessman Herman Cain.

The Democratic primaries appear to have Cliff Oxford (avoid! - from someone who knows him personally) and Denise Majette slated for a runoff, both pulling around 35%.

Does anyone know whether it would be possible for a few thousand Dems to vote in the Republican primary, vote for Isakson, and get the other two clowns off the ticket? If either Collins or Cain gets in a runoff with Isakson, Isakson has a real chance of losing to either of them since most Collins/Cain supporters are far more likely to vote against Isakson?

By allowing Isakson to bypass a primary, Georgians are at least guaranteed a Republican who is no worse than "Democrat" Zell Miller. Moreover, this would be poetic justice; Majette reached the US Congress following a massive run of Republicans to the Democratic primaries in her district. The Republicans voted in the Democratic primary for the expressed purpose of ousting incumbent congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

Also, Isakson's track record on Election Day is spotty at best, and either Majette or Oxford probably has an even chance of defeating him, especially if the not inconsiderable bloc of Georgia ultraconservatives skips the Senate race in November rather than voting for the moderate Isakson.

Can anyone shed some light on this possibility? After what happened to McKinney, I can't think of a better payback. Especially since the most likely scenario would be a Majette win - and her vacated House seat being taken back by Cynthia McKinney.

If this is possible - if Isakson is higher than about 47% - then maybe Georgia Democrats should give this some serious thought!

Just my thoughts....
Mac in Ga
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:16 PM
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1. I sure hope so!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:22 PM
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2. not holding my breath.
Georgia elect a black woman to the Senate?

I just want McKinney back.
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NewJerseyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:20 PM
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3. I doubt that McKinney will win back her seat
The polls have indicated (I think they have come from the Levetan campaign but there have been several so they are probably accurate) that Liane Levetan and Cynthia McKinney are likely to enter a runoff with Cathy Woolard coming in 3rd place. I seriously doubt that McKinney can win a runoff since almost all of Woolard's votes are likely to go to Levetan. I just don't believe that a majority of GA-4 primary voters will vote for McKinney and she needs a majority to win.

Denise Majette is not going to be elected to the Senate. She is a very liberal Democrat and this is Georgia. Johnny Isakson appears likely to be avoiding a runoff since the polls show him just shy of 50% with a large undecided vote. If he just gets a few of those undecided voters he will avoid a runoff. Isakson will easily defeat Majette who is just too liberal to win statewide in Georgia under any circumstances.

Democrats can vote in the Georgia Senate primary and any number of them could guarentee an end to a runoff. But, Isakson is guarenteed a victory in the general election. A few conservative may refuse to vote for him but he really isn't that moderate. He is a loyal Republican and he will get the support of most conservatives.
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