Category: 2020 Elections

Cook Political Report Update: Georgia A Tossup

I suppose it’s not really that much of a surprise if you live here but Georgia was moved into the toss-up category by The Cook Political Report. So sayeth the soothsayers: “Georgia┬áhas joined Arizona, North Carolina and Florida in the Toss Up column, although, at this point, Biden would be slightly favored to win at

Biden”Very Seriously” Vetting Bottoms, Abrams “Not A Priority”

In Sunday’s New York Times we moved to a new stage of uncertainty about the Veepstakes, but it appears Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in the top tier of hopefuls. The paper said 13 women are being vetted by Joe Biden and he hopes to make a decision by August 1. It appears Mayor Bottoms’

Biden, Collins Lead in New Poll

In a brand-new poll shared with The National Journal‘s Hotline, Joe Biden leads President Trump and Rep. Doug Collins will maybe head to a runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (538 rating: B) for End Citizens United. In the presidential matchup it’s Biden’s 49% to Trump’s 45. The

Abrams “Should Be” A Top Veep Pick

A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real

Collins Wants Independent DA For Brooks Case

Congressman Doug Collins made a not-all-together incorrect statement that an Independent District Attorney should be appointed in the killing of Rayshard Brooks. After being forced into a runoff, Atlanta DA Paul Howard chose to make political hay from Brooks’ death. The connection Collins draws with Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery seems a bit specious, however. In

Biden “Spoke” With Bottoms About Veep; Wither The Abrams Push?

In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and

Post-Election Day Roundup

A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.

For Those Who Did Not Win

While many races remain too close to call this morning. Others are already aware they have come up short. This post is specifically for them, written and posted at my old website July 21st of 2010 – a decade ago, after another primary night. 10 years and 2 nights ago, I had to stand up