Possible Challenger To Jody Hice In #GA10

In an announcement on LinkedIn, Joe Hunt announced his intent to run in the Republican primary against Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA-10).  Mr. Hunt, whose LinkedIn profile lists that he is the Vice President of Franchise Relations at Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc., intends to run as more of a centrist and on a “shoe-string budget”.

I get the shoe-string budget as we just concluded the most expensive congressional race in US history over in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, but the million dollar question will be if his centrist alignment will help him beat an incumbent congressman who also elected Paul Broun.

You can read his announcement in the screenshot below (courtesy of Charlie Harper):

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xdog
xdog

Hunt is wrong if he believes most people in the 10th are ‘in the center in both parties’. You could make the case we aren’t especially reasonable either.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I don’t live in the 10th any more, but after years of Paul Broun (a bona fide moron) and Jody Hice (also intellectually underwhelming with the added bonus of being a bigoted Islamophobe with backwards attitudes on women’s role in society) I’d gladly vote for a centrist Republican if that was the only other option.

George Chidi
George Chidi

Hice is far enough to the right to merit a primary challenge — he’s a lunatic. However, unless Hunt can come in on the left on issues where Hice is legitimately out of touch with what has to be one of the 10 most conservative districts in the country, and only those issues, then Hice will roll over him with the standard RINO-baiting nonsense that gets people elected out there. I would start with the opioid problem, if I were Hunt, and force Hice either to take sane ground or expose himself as a rigid ideologue on an issue that… Read more »

Colossus of Rhodes
Colossus of Rhodes

I campaigned all over GA10 during the six (or was it seven?) way race a few years ago.
Every voter spoke of Broun as the Lord’s chosen messiah and Hice was his hand picked disciple. Unless the landscape in that district has changed, and I doubt it, Hice will cruise to victory.

xdog
xdog

The 10th votes 60-40 gop and that’s with the 20 percent of the voters represented by Athens-Clarke voting heavily the other way. Hice is every thing you say but he’s taken care of constituent services and otherwise kept his head down and his mouth shut, not that yammering like a loon ever hurt Paul Broun. I’m curious to see if Joe Hunt is running on his own or if he’s being pushed by a larger group of business-friendly republicans opposed to Hice and his doctrinaire, not to say flat-headed, stances. It’s also too early to determine how strong the counter… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Great pic of candidate Kelly Lynn Collins.
“Miss Collins is an entrepreneur who has modeled and been in several different smaller independent magazines.”
http://kelliecollinsforcongress.com/

augusta52
augusta52

Trump is probably pretty popular among Republicans in this district—he won the GOP presidential primary here with 40%, and in second-place was social conservative Ted Cruz with 26%. the “establishment” candidate, Marco Rubio, won just 21% in the district. In the 2014 midterm cycle, not a single Democratic statewide candidate even reached 40% here (tops was Michelle Nunn with 36%). And Trump won the district by 25 points last November. If Hice were to lose, it would be in the GOP primary, not in November.

John Vestal
John Vestal

#DarWINforGA2018