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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:54 PM

Let me be the first to say it: Run Nikema Williams for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat


Nikema Williams serves as the First Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Professionally, she is the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Incorporated (PPSE). In this position, she tracks and monitors key bills relevant to the mission of PPSE. Weekly, she coordinates Women in the Halls, a citizen lobbying program, which allows her to teach everyday women from many diverse backgrounds the art of lobbying their elected officials. She also represents PPSE at coalition meetings and organizes community outreach events to promote PPSE to a broad and diverse audience.

She serves as the National Committee Woman for the Young Democrats of Georgia. She was honored to serve as a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In recognition of her work to engage more young people in Democratic Politics, she was named Georgia Young Democratic of the year in 2009 and received the 2009 Future is Now Young Leader award from the Young Democrats of Atlanta.

The Apex Society designated her as one of their Power 30 Under 30 in the field of politics for 2008. She is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD class of 2009 and a 2009 graduate of Yale University’s Women’s Campaign School. She was also recognized in the 2009 and 2010 publication of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta as a community leader. She was honored in 2010, by Outstanding Atlanta, the city’s premiere honor for community involvement. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

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Reply Let me be the first to say it: Run Nikema Williams for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat (Original post)
OmahaBlueDog Jan 2013 OP
Claybrains Jan 2013 #1
OmahaBlueDog Jan 2013 #2
groundloop Jan 2013 #3
Claybrains Feb 2013 #4
groundloop Feb 2013 #5

Response to Claybrains (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:19 AM

2. Zell Miller is practically a Republican. They'd be better off getting Cleland to run again.

..and thanks for the link. it confirms most of my worst suspicions.

Here is the thing; Georgia Republican =-rich, conservative, white male. Probably on the older side of middle aged. Probably a fundy.

Nikema Williams = young female of color with a Planned Parenthood background. Don't run from it. Wear it like a banner. She'll reach the younger demographics across the board, women, African Americans, Latinos, and white Georgia moderates and Dems (there are still a few). See if the GOP guy falls into the same traps as Mourdock and Akin.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:08 AM

3. Well, yes, Zig Zag Zell is a Repup - but the article mentioned his former Chief of Staff.....

In fact, IMO, Zell is worse than just a repub, he's a traitor. But that article mentioned possibly recruiting Keith Mason to run, who also worked for the Clinton White House in addition to being Miller's Chief of Staff. I don't know anything about him, though I doubt he's as traitorous as his former boss.

I just hope that whoever we get to run for the seat is a great campaigner, the repubs will no doubt end up with a far far right candidate who should be beatable. However, I have to wonder if that will matter, there won't be any big races in 2014 to get people to the polls, and I worry that the moderates who would be turned off by a radical tea-bagger will even bother to vote.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:14 AM

4. Oh Darwin please help us. Paul Broun plans to announce his bid for Saxby's seat.

I love the way he is putting a mole into our city council meeting, while taking credit for Baxter Pharmaceuticals building their billion dollar manufacturing facility in our county. He is just here to suck on Baxter's teat.

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 AM

5. Paul Broun MIGHT be beatable.

He's wacko enough that our state teabaggers will give him the primary, and he's also wacko enough that any independents and moderates who happen to be interested enough to vote will be extremely turned off by his brand of crazy. The big question will be are enough moderates and independents going to vote in a non-presidential election year to make a difference?

Of course the downside of having a beatable candidate to run against is that he just might win, and the Senate will become just a little bit crazier than it was before.

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