Tuesday, May 11, 2010

District 82 Update

Secretary Kemp has clarified the qualifications. Anyone considering running will have to run as a Democrat:
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that he will call a special primary election to fill the Democratic nomination for State House District 82 upon the withdrawal of State Rep. Kevin Levitas.
Qualifying begins next Monday. My final assessment will come at that time.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not exactly. The Independent/third party route is still an option, should someone collect the signatures, as those have to be turned in one week prior to the "special" Democrat only primary that will occur on July 20th.

griftdrift said...

I've always been a realist and that ain't gonna change now. Pounding the pavement for signatures when the DPG would just swoop in with an established candidate to stomp me seems like a fool's errand.

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

What about the Libertarians ? Can't they field you?

Catherine said...

Well, you could think of it this way: You're going to have to pound the pavement in order to get the votes, so do it on the front end to get your signatures?

This is probably as good a time as ever to run as an Independent. There are lots of people willing to help... just sayin'

possum said...

Get 'er done!

DanielNAdams said...

Julianna,
The Libertarian Party is not recognized as a 'party' by the establishment D and R party 'rule makers' (even though they aparently make the rules up as they go along). Our candidates for non-statewide partisan offices stiill have to go out and collect signatures just like independent candidates.

Juliana-Chairwoman said...

Daniel, thanks for clarification. I really thought they had jumped through enough hoops to not have to do this each election.

GA ballot access laws are truly heinous. After this cycle I hope some folks will really take that on.