Well the suspense is over, none other than Thomas Wheatley over at Fresh Loaf broke the news that Jason Carter will run for Dave Adelman's seat once he's winging his way to Singapore. And another name got dropped in the hopper for that same seat. Some dude named Tom Stubbs has mentioned he might get in the race as a democrat.
Here's the Score card so far:
Jason Carter Democrat Declared
Tom Stubbs Democrat Rumored
John Ridley Democrat Rumored
Altaf Galeyev Republican Rumored
? Libertarian Soon to be announced
? Green Party They'll decide after the combined car wash/bake sale to see if they can raise the $400 to qualify.
? Any and everybody else
So head over to Fresh Loaf and join the fun! We've already left tracks as you can see below.
December 3rd, 2009 at 5:48 pm
We’re running out of post it notes over here at the secret underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) as we try to keep up with the various and sundry announced, thinking about it and unannounced candidates for the impending special election in State Senate District 42.
Now we can move Jason Carter from the unannounced dry erase board over to the declared blackboard and put up a note for this Judge Stubbs dude. He’s got some company because there’s a guy named John Ridley from Decatur also considering running as a democrat. You also have to add in Altaf Galeyev, the republican candidate in 2008 who knew he was gonna get shellacked by David Adelman but still had the stones to run. We’re thinking he’ll be back.
The Libertarians will have a candidate on the ballot for the 42nd special election. Since it’s a special election, Georgia’s 1943 Jim Crow petition process that has been so successful in keeping third parties from running candidates for the Georgia House and Georgia Senate does not apply. We’ve also heard that that those zany guys and gals over at the Green Party are thinking about fielding a candidate.
So if you’ve got $400 bucks laying around and you want some political experience for resume enhancement, you should keep up with the news and when Sec State Karen Handle announces the qualifying period is open, head down and join the fun!
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