Thursday, April 30, 2009

Georgia: Karen Handel Campaign Update

Handel Declared Frontrunner

After less than a month of campaigning against candidates who have been running for as long as a year, Karen Handel's campaign has vaulted to the top spot in the minds of at least one Georgia newspaper. The Newnan Times-Herald printed an editorial yesterday that handicapped the race and named Karen "the front-runner."

According to the paper:

As the GOP field stands today, we see Handel as the front-runner. She has won a statewide race and has the blessings of Gov. Sonny Perdue. Oxendine has won four statewide races for insurance commissioner. Johnson, a popular leader in the state Senate, has never run a statewide race. Austin is not known statewide. No chance he will win.

With still more than a year to go before the Republican Primary, we would rate Handel the leader, Oxendine second and Johnson third.

For the entire article, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Coweta County Public Safety Appreciation Lunch
Friday, May 1, 2009
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Coweta County Fairgrounds Building
275 Pine Road
Newnan, GA 30263

Cobb GOP Breakfast
Saturday, May 2, 2009
8:00 Am
Williams Bros. Bar-B-Q
1425 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 3006

19th Annual Magnolia Ball
Saturday, May 2, 2009
6:30 pm
Roy Richards Estate
1 Southwire Drive
Carrollton, Georgia

National Day of Prayer Dinner
Monday, May 4, 2009
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Governor’s Mansion

Rhubarb Jones Celebrity Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
8:30 am
Golf Club of Alpharetta

GEOA Banquet & Award Presentation
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
6:30 pm
Savannah Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31401

16th Annual Fayette County Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 7, 2009
8:00 – 9:15 am
Grace Evangelical Church
164 Flat Creek Trail Fayetteville, GA

24th Annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Luncheon
Thursday, May 7, 2009
10:30am, luncheon immediately following at noon.
Freight Depot

District Attorney Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet
Thursday, May 7, 2009
6:00 pm-8:30 or 9:00 pm
Fayetteville First Baptist Church
205 E. Stonewall Avenue
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