Fifteen Candidates Qualify for GA-6 Through Two Days

After the second day of qualifying for GA-6, 15 candidates have officially qualified. The candidates include 1 Independent, 9 Republicans, and 5 Democrats. As reported on earlier, Karen Handel is set to qualify tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. No word on whether Betty Price will qualify for the seat, though the bettypriceforcongress.com domain was registered earlier today.

Qualifying ends tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

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augusta52
augusta52

Looks like a lot of people have “money to burn”, including William Llop, who lost two previous bids in the adjoining 11th District Republican primary, getting less than 10 percent each time. But perhaps the $5,000+ qualifying fee is a small price to pay to see one’s name on the ballot…and for most, some fleeting glory.

Bart
Bart

Karen Handel is in – http://www.karenhandel.com – website not fully setup yet.

Runoff between Hill and Handel after the dust settles, millions spent.

Bull Moose
Bull Moose

Karen Handel has the base of support, name recognition, and work ethic to make this a race. I’ll have other things to say at some point in the future, but for now, suffice it to say, Karen is comfortably ahead with a bunch of others that are going to spend a lot of other people’s money to pump up their ego and finish well behind in the pack.

xdog
xdog

You may be right but it’s been a long time since Handel convinced a majority to vote her way.

augusta52
augusta52

xdog is right in the sense the last time she won a majority in what is now the 6th District was back in 2010, when she sought the GOP nomination for governor. She won a slight majority in that year’s primary (her main opponents being Deal, Eric Johnson and John Oxendine) and won 65% in the district in her narrow (about 2,500-vote) loss to Deal in the GOP runoff. In the 2014 Republican US Senate primary, she won a plurality in the district (39%), with David Perdue second at 31% and Kingston a distant third at 15%.

Bull Moose
Bull Moose

Regardless, if you were betting, you’d put it on the proven vote getter and that’s Karen. In this divided of a race, her voters are loyal and will carry her into the runoff and in my prediction, onto victory.

I’m curious if the Democrats can unite and rally to come in 2nd place or will Judson Hill or Dan Moody fight it out to prevail in 2nd place?