Ex-senator blocked from write-in campaign against Barrow

Larry Peterson at the Savannah Morning News reports that former state senator Regina Thomas won’t be able to mount a write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah):

Citing state law, the secretary of state’s office – which oversees elections – ruled that the former state senator from Savannah is ineligible.

If she had been allowed to run, that could have split Democratic voters and boosted the prospects for [Republican Ray] McKinney.

Barrow defeated her in the July 20 primary for the 12th Congressional District, which takes in most of Savannah.

3 comments Add your comment

david

August 27th, 2010
4:01 pm

Libertarian David Corr ran a write inn campaign for Mayor of Macon Georgia in 2003 and won 25 percent of the vote and 9 of 36 precints. Corr got 2,826 votes.

Hank

August 28th, 2010
7:35 am

McKinney would be a big improvement over the incumbent. At least he would work to solve problems instead of adding to them.

Billy in Savannah

August 31st, 2010
7:50 am

I do not understand where you are coming from Hank. How would McKinney help solve the problems? Please explain. I do vote in the congressional district discussed, but do your statement does not detail anything.