Kemp, Black tout GOP unity

Secretary of State Brian Kemp will return to the office he was appointed to earlier this year.

He easily defeated Democrat Georganna Sinkfield.

He said the results showed voters not only agreed with Republicans’ vision but also their unity.

“We’ve certainly shown we’ve got a great team,” Kemp said. “We want to work together, and I think that’s what Georgians expect us to do.”

For Kemp, that means a chance to partner with Sam Olens if he wins his bid for attorney general and with would-be labor commissioner Mark Butler on economic development initiatives, especially with small businesses.

GOP candidates in statewide races held comfortable leads late Tuesday.

“We all want to put Georgia back to work, and we have a lot of opportunities to get there together,” Kemp said.

Economic development was also a platform for Gary Black, the GOP nominee for agriculture commissioner. Black agreed that the ties between the top candidates – who spent five days together on a bus tour last week and then a fly-around the state on Monday – is special.

What it means is Black can work with Nathan Deal to promote Georgia produce internationally, he said. Or, he could work with Butler to explore better ways to improve farm labor issues.

“The camaraderie that has really galvanized in the last 10 days is really what Georgians are wanting,” Black said. “That teamwork will spell jobs for Georgians in the future.”

– April Hunt

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November 2nd, 2010
9:47 pm

Congratulation on being united as a party. Now how about working on uniting as a nation?


November 2nd, 2010
9:56 pm

I hope the Republicans realize that this is not so much a vote for them as it is against Democrats. We’re fed up with the childish actions of each party and would really like to see elected officials who were more interested in administering the country/state/county well rather than to play political games against each other as we’ve seen for a long time now.


November 2nd, 2010
9:58 pm

Wisdom, Moderation, Justice

November 2nd, 2010
10:07 pm

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big bob

November 2nd, 2010
10:07 pm

way to go republicans , let’s get rid of all the demos
It’s a frree loading party and entilement party


November 2nd, 2010
10:09 pm

Did any one ever go into a courtroom and watch highly competitive and passionate lawyers? What do you expect when the electorate continuously sends lawyers to capitol hill? By the way, bystander, while we bicker and listen to the press predict churn, turmoil, upset … over and over again, and get NOTHING done, China is steadily consuming our economy. Remember the fear of 1 billion chinese coming over the wall? Make sure to shake hands with the Chungs next door. We are a nation of immigrants and these fine people deserve a chance, at least the same chance that our forefathers had. My point is that all we do is bicker back and forth and nothing gets done.

Concerned Independent

November 2nd, 2010
10:10 pm

First, we need to work together. Remember, you are elected to serve ALL the people, not just those of your party or the thoughts of your national party. The past four to eight years have been sad. No leadership in either party. You guys work for us. Not yourselves. For those elected officials who only vote in lock step with their party, I will work against you in the future. I would be for somehow, which is not possible today, getting rid of everyone, and getting all new blood sent to DC. Establish term limits…even the Rs would not do that with Gingrich’s contract back in 94. So sad, we have reached the position we are in today.

Bubby Simpkins

November 2nd, 2010
10:13 pm

big bob -

please don’t rub things in under that kind of flare. you’ve obviously won this go around, but why not try being a good sport about things instead of throwing things in the faces of the rest of us?

we all know the democratic party was fairly handicapped in what it could accomplish in short time span since the last elections. but life isn’t fair.