The Great Georgia Senate Seat War

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  1. JoeSal says:

    “Everyone needs to remember that a senator represents ALL the people of the state. ”

    Why do you think this is a logical statement?Report

  2. Doctor Jay says:

    I’m skeptical of this: “And if he loses, Cocaine Mitch will be the only thing standing between us and President Warren’s Medicare for all plan.”

    Nancy Pelosi does not support this plan. The median Member of the House does not support Medicare For All. We’ll probably get a public option, rather than MFA, should things go that way.

    You oppose that? If so, I’m curious to know why.Report

  3. North says:

    Thanks for writing this Merrie, it’s always fascinating to hear about the the inside baseball of affairs on the other side. I, of course, think GA’s two Senate seats and her electoral votes would look just lovely in blue so you’ll forgive me for rooting against Kemps’ labors.Report

  4. DavidTC says:

    Random political fact of the day: Doug Collins not only is my Congressman, but I know his son…he was in a production of Spamalot at the theatre I volunteer at.

    He came to see it. We all sorta wondered what he thought of the play, which is a bit, uh…well, if you’ve seen Spamalot, you know, it’s not the most conservative play in the world. Or what he thought of having his son as one of the dancers in the super-gay song ‘His Name is Lancelot’.

    We were all secretly hoping for some reaction. But he…seemed to like the show, apparently.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to DavidTC says:

      Maybe he really enjoyed it!

      Or at the very least, maybe he’s actually a decent father who can set aside politics, etc. for the sake of one of his kids.Report

      • DavidTC in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

        Or at the very least, maybe he’s actually a decent father who can set aside politics, etc. for the sake of one of his kids.

        I think he just someone who was raised to be polite to people who do things for you even if it’s not entirely to your taste. That actually kinda seems the likeliest possibility. Normal politicians don’t behave like Mike Pence at that NFL game….they sit through things and smile.

        I wondered, at the time, if he was someone who vote conservatively but actually isn’t that much. I…have since had cause to doubt that.

        For example, he’s one of the idiots who pushed the abortion ban law that came close to getting Georgia blacklisted from the movie industry right after we just spent a hell of a lot of effort to build that industry here…which luckily the Supreme Court struck down before it went into effect, but still cost us some of that revenue.Report

  5. CJColucci says:

    Loathsome as Trump is, he is President, and a Republican governor filling a Senate seat ought to give a Republican President’s views respectful attention, even if he or she eventually goes another way. What a back-bench Congresscritter from a different state has to say about the matter is another question. If he wants to endorse someone more congenial in a primary, he has as much right to do so as I do, and no more. Where does he get off trying to muscle the Governor?Report

    • Marchmaine in reply to CJColucci says:

      If by “respectful attention” we mean “politely ignore” then I’m with you.

      But otherwise I find it troubling that a President ought to have say in a Senator appointed by a Governor.Report

      • CJColucci in reply to Marchmaine says:

        I mean a little more than “politely ignore,” but not much more. I’d say a President’s preference is something one could legitimately take into account in a close enough case, but no more than that.Report

  6. Larry says:

    I think the Governor made a great call. Senator Purdue has done well and I think she fits in that mold. I also think this gives the GOP the best shot at holding the seat with a Senator that doesn’t fit the normal mold of Rep to Senator. I disagree with those that think the Governor should bend to the will of the President. This seat belongs to our state!Report