Saturday, March 27, 2010
Libertarian stalwart Brandon Givens has indicated he will run in the impending Special Election in State Senate District 49 to replace outgoing State Senator Lee Hawkins. Brandon's last run was in 2008 when he campaigned for the PSC Northern District against republican Lauren "Bubba" McDonald and democrat Jim Powell. Brandon ran a beautiful campaign which resulted in a run off between the republican and democrat candidates and ensured that issues of importance to lovers of Liberty were emphasized.
As of today there are two declared candidates seeking Senator Hawkins old seat, Libertarian Brandon Givens and republican Jimmy Norman. There is a strong possibility that Cecil "Butch" Miller will enter the contest as he ran against Senator Hawkins in 2008 and has about $144,000 in the old campaign kitty according to the State Ethics Commission website.
This is great news for the Libertarian Party of Georgia, we have two candidates involved in two special elections for State Senate as a result of the topsy turvy world of political ambition. This will bring the total number of Senatorial Special Elections in Georgia this year up to three and the first race we ran in 2010 with Libertarian Taylor Bryant in State Senate 22 showed conclusively that there are a hell of a lot more Libertarian's in Georgia than most people thought.
Kudos to Libertarian Brandon Givens and Libertarian David Montané for carrying the banner of Liberty!
Posted by Shane Bruce at 8:25 AM