Carol Porter to run for lieutenant gov, creates husband-wife ticket

Carol Porter will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, joining her husband, DuBose Porter, as a potential husband and wife team at the top of the party’s ticket.

Carol Porter, who announced her intention at a Capitol news conference with her husband and their boys at her side, becomes the first Democrat to announce for lieutenant governor. Incumbent Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is seeking re-election on the Republican side.

DuBose Porter, the House minority leader, is one of five Democrats seeking the gubernatorial nomination. Should they both become Democratic nominees, it sets up a potentially historic one-two punch. But Carol Porter said it’s not a gimmick aimed at boosting her husband’s campaign.

“If this is a gimmick and it’s going to get corruption out of government, you can give me a dozen,” she said.

While candidates for governor and lieutenant governor do not run together as a ticket in Georgia, Carol Porter said theirs will definitely be a team effort.

“We will be sharing the same message,” she said.

Porter said she’s only considered joining the race in the past two weeks after she earned positive feedback following her surrogate appearance on her husband’s behalf at a small business forum. The truth is, however, that Carol Porter has for years been known as a solid policy person with a firm grasp of issues. Until now, however, those talents were used in service of her husband’s campaigns. Now, she’s the one out front.

She and her husband run a chain of newspapers in Middle Georgia, a business, she said, that gives her unique qualifications.

“Our business touches every single business, large and small, in our community,” she said. “I truly know how hard it is to make a payroll.”

She said Cagle was out of touch with Georgia voters.

“Casey Cagle has an agenda that I believe is not in sync with the people of Georgia,” she said. “Casey has done a lot of things damaging to this state.”

Cagle campaign manager Ryan Cassin said the incumbent welcomes the challenger.

“As Georgia faces unprecedented challenges, Lt. Gov. Cagle has been a steady hand and principled leader,” Cassin said. “He is the candidate Georgians know and trust to confront the state’s most pressing issues at this crucial time.”

Carol Porter begins her campaign at a decided disadvantage. In addition to having an “R” next his name and a full-term under his belt, Cagle also has nearly $1 million in cash on hand.

Still, if both are elected, Carol and Dubose Porter would occupy rarefied space in the history of American politics. No comparable situation is readily known, although there certainly have been instances of husbands and wives serving together in one capacity or another.

In Texas, for example, earlier this decade the mayor of Dallas was married to a powerful state lawmaker. In California, Susan Jordan is running for her husband Pedro Nava’s state legislative seat while he runs for attorney general.

There are also plenty of examples of wives taking over husband’s seats after a death. Mary Bono and Jean Carnahan, widows of Sonny Bono and Mel Carnahan, being two examples. Bono took over her late husband’s seat in the U.S. House and Jean Carnahan her late husband’s U.S. Senate seat.

And, of course, former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, when faced by term limits, had his wife Lurleen run in his place in 1966.

Unique or not, it’s a great idea, DuBose Porter said.

“If you truly want family values in Georgia, elect a Georgia family,” he said.

100 comments Add your comment

mableton

February 25th, 2010
11:28 am

You have to be kiddding. Hope they don’t blow their savings!!

Thoreau

February 25th, 2010
11:32 am

A nice couple and great family! We could do (and have done) much worse than have leadership from these hard-work and business savvy, sensible role-models from the geographic heart of Georgia.

BHO

February 25th, 2010
11:34 am

They have no chance anyway….They are leftists…..

DAVID: AJC Truth detector

February 25th, 2010
11:36 am

TWO for the price of ONE—-BILL & Hillary in Georgia…..WE HAVE BEEN thru this before…VOTE NO….NO…..NO

Jim

February 25th, 2010
11:36 am

I have to admit, I like it. With no Democratic candidate announced for Lt. Gov., why not? I’d be interested to see how this goes. I just hope they don’t have a spat and Dubose drops down to run against her in the primary;-)

Doug

February 25th, 2010
11:37 am

Why not? I’d prefer the Porters to Perdue and Cagle any day of the week. Most Lt. Governors spend their entire time in office campaigning for the next governor’s seat…at least if the Porters won it, Carol could concentrate on the duties (assuming she doesn’t want to usurp her husband!).

This is funny

February 25th, 2010
11:38 am

This is so wrong on so many different levels. There should be a law against this.

This is great!

February 25th, 2010
11:41 am

Surely this is a gimmick for her husband’s campaign. If I was taking my first stab at political office I wouldn’t run against Cagle of all people – be interesting to see how she does.

Alabama Communist

February 25th, 2010
11:43 am

They have no chance anyway….They are leftists* Glenn Beck Supporter

Dumb Republican idiot! They are Communists and certainly know how to run a political campaign for the ” Common Good” for the price of One!

Melissa

February 25th, 2010
11:52 am

I love this idea!! Carol and DuBose are both hardworking, smart, capable Democrats with solid ethics!! This is just what Georgia needs. Make no mistake Carol Porter is a force to be reckoned with and after Mr. Cagle’s “pants on the ground” moment which forced him out of the Governor’s race, the general corruption of Republicans in Georgia, and the anti-incumbent backlash she has a shot at the Lt. Governor seat!

Gimmick

February 25th, 2010
11:53 am

I would never want a husband-wife team to be that powerful so I would only ever vote for one. Of the two, I much prefer Carol. DuBose has done little to nothing. Anyone else notice you aren’t hearing a peep from him about this current budget crisis?

too far

February 25th, 2010
11:55 am

when people think electing the wife of a career politician is the best way to vote against incumbents, you realize why this state is where it is.

Road Scholar

February 25th, 2010
11:56 am

This is funny; Why is it wrong? Should she be at the top of the ticket since we all know men have to get permission from their wives to do anything?

Melissa is a Porter Campaign Staffer

February 25th, 2010
11:57 am

Haha – Come on Melissa. Please don’t pollute the blogosphere with biased untrue remarks.

Many thanks!

Please no

February 25th, 2010
11:58 am

If she gets elected, where will she put the flying monkeys?

Clem

February 25th, 2010
11:58 am

Of course, Republicans are against this because this team would bring ethics, decency, common sense, and hard work back into state government. Sadly, however, the people of this state will vote for anybody with an R beside his name, even though it may be against their best interests. Therefore, I doubt they have much of a chance.

Say wha?!

February 25th, 2010
12:00 pm

I think you hit the nail on the head Melissa.

All I'm Saying Is...

February 25th, 2010
12:01 pm

Why not have them both run? Ultimately, the voters decide. So they can throw their collective hats in the ring all they want.

Clearly, they are completely different people than Bill and Hillary or even that couple in Argentina where the husband was president and succeeded by his wife.

My only concern about these things is what happens if their personal relationship deteriorates — can they remain professional about affairs of the state?

BHO

February 25th, 2010
12:02 pm

Alabama Communist….you have two strikes against you already…from Alabama and number is two….you are an idiot socialist, communist, leftist idiot…

sb

February 25th, 2010
12:03 pm

This is so wrong. Most companies do not even allow any relatives to work together much less a husband/wife…so wrong. I pray it does not happen. I don’t know who they are or what anything is about them not even what they look like. It does not matter…it would be wrong no matter race, religion or anything.

AH

February 25th, 2010
12:09 pm

That’s the end of DuBose’s campaign. Both of them, great job Carol.

[...] Gov. Casey Cagle finally has some Democratic opposition: Carol Porter will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, joining her husband, [...]

ATLdawg, ya dig?

February 25th, 2010
12:11 pm

If this isn’t a gimmick, it’s reported like a gimmick. Other than the husband/wife angle, who is she? Where’d she go to school? What’s her work background? What’s her passions? Why does she deserve my vote other than press conference platitudes.

Whenever a bright and shiny lure swims in front of the AJC, they’ll take a bite. Why don’t you take yourselves seriously and report accordingly?

From Dublin Home of Porters

February 25th, 2010
12:11 pm

Trust me you do not want either of them. DuBose used to look out for his home town and I was a supporter. Now he just look out for his political gain or another building he could put his name on. I really am sorry we have both of these representing our town and community.

Indie against corruption

February 25th, 2010
12:14 pm

Clem, people aren’t against this because they are republicans. We are against this because it goes against the very notion that the Porters say they area for, anti-corruption. Giving one family that much control and power is a horrible idea, no matter who the people are. I don’t think the free publicity is worth the completely conflicting messages. Give me Poythress, Barnes or Baker over these clowns any day of the week.

In the Dark

February 25th, 2010
12:17 pm

The Flagpole, an Athens weekly, reports Micheal Thurmond is running. Can anyone confirm or deny the report?

Iconoclast

February 25th, 2010
12:17 pm

“sb” seems to think nepotism doesn’t exist in most business or in government (and also still thinks the 69 moon-landing was staged in an abandoned hanger in the Nevada desert).

Aaron Gould Sheinin

February 25th, 2010
12:20 pm

ATLdawg: Dude, it’s the first blush blog posting about an announcement that happened about an hour ago. Chill out. Give us some time, will ya? Why don’t you take yourself a little less seriously?

Not AJC's fault

February 25th, 2010
12:20 pm

That’s because there is nothing to report, atldawg. She has no background, no experience, no anything other than a youtube clip of her speaking for 9 minutes. The fact that people think a speech qualifies someone for Lt. Gov. scares me

onboard

February 25th, 2010
12:23 pm

Fianally she did it she is awesome as is DuBose They are good folks and are not liberal democrats Both are very passionate about the issues. The are for anti-corruption corruption is killing the state of Ga. and as for the comment from their hometown I can assure you that is from the opposition Just wait and see They are following their heart and what God wants them to do

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
12:26 pm

Carol, honey, fetch me a lemon for my ice water. King Roy is gonna open some WHOOP ASS on you & DuBose ! I’ve got some groovy tax-raising ideas in mind for Georgia. I’m gonna propose we raise taxes just on Republicans ! How about a new state flag ? A new state bird ?

!

February 25th, 2010
12:28 pm

So are you saying the Porters support the racist flag we used to use, Fauntle?

[...] From Gold Dome Live: Carol Porter will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, joining her husband, DuBose Porter, as a potential husband and wife team at the top of the party’s ticket. [...]

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
12:31 pm

Instead of banning massage parlors in Georgia, how about a surcharge on every patron that seeks critical therapy in such establishments? That will generate some stimulus for sure , in addition to the massage !

VLCS

February 25th, 2010
12:32 pm

I recently heard her speak at an event on behalf of her husband since he could not attend and it was a conservative event. She was great!! Everyone was blown away by her. I have heard her hubby speak – she is the better candidate by far so I wouldnt mind mixing it up and voting D for Lt Gov though I am a conservative by self-admission. I would still retain my gubernatorial vote for a more conservative candidate but it would be interesting to see what would happen.

Pompano

February 25th, 2010
12:37 pm

Wow Aaron – what a cop-out answer to ATLdawg! So you couldn’t include a little research as well? Looks like you’re more of a PR person for Carol than a news reporter.

Petie The Crab

February 25th, 2010
12:38 pm

This nice couple could very well have my vote considering the others from which I have to choose. I do have some questions for them. I will list my favored answer in parenthesis after each question.

1) Do you support bringing back FreakNik? (No)

2) Do you support that a chicken replace the Brown Thrasher as the official state bird? (No)

3) Do you support that a pig replace the bumble bee as Tech’s mascot? (yes)

A GA Teacher

February 25th, 2010
12:47 pm

Carol Porter is an excellent mother who supports the public education system in Georgia. She has recent experience as a parent and a community member with the challenges facing our public school system. She walks her talk, and I feel confident of her ability to lead our state in a moral and upright style, which is a refreshing change in leadership styles.

No, I am not a staff member; I am a witness to the Porter’s dedication to helping people in the “heart of Georgia” community.

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
12:50 pm

As for FREAKNIK, we could embrace the annual celebration and make it unique to Atlanta, like New Orleans has with Mardi Gras. Think of the tax revenues ! Come to Atlanta you FREAKNIKKERS ! Spend your money !

Really?

February 25th, 2010
12:50 pm

How do you know she walks her talk, ga teacher? She has no relevant background. at all!

Ed

February 25th, 2010
12:54 pm

Right. The co-owners of the Dublin Courier-Herald are “leftists.” Everybody knows Laurens County is a hotbed of Bolsheviks.

Good grief.

GoOX

February 25th, 2010
12:54 pm

I hope this happens and I hope the Porters do well in their primaries. If they can beat up Barnes just a little more, my man OX is guaranteed to be governor. Thanks, Porters!

confused in SS

February 25th, 2010
12:58 pm

So they are fighting corruption with nepotism and cronyism? Give me Poythress, please!

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:01 pm

Wait….the Porters are community organizers??? My goodness they have no chance of serving in the government. The voting populous would never elect community organizers with NO experience to an elected office……wait idiot voters in America DID elect a community organizer with no experience………..idiots should not be allowed to vote…….

Petie The Crab

February 25th, 2010
1:01 pm

Unique to Atlanta? It should be unique to Hell!

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:04 pm

The LAST thing Atlanta needs is freaknik……..it may bring a small amount of money into the city, but it also brings, traffic, unwanted leftists, more crime, and more drugs……Yeah just what we all want…

Ron Mexico

February 25th, 2010
1:04 pm

We don’t have one good option for governor and it makes me sick.

confused in SS

February 25th, 2010
1:07 pm

haha, BHO, idiots also shouldn’t be allowed to run

onboard

February 25th, 2010
1:08 pm

Keep on with your stupid comments Just lets me know how scared you all are. I love it! I can assure you she will win any debate she is in Look at what she just accomplished with the news this am. Already has gotten state wide recognition and your negative comments don’t matter. Once she speaks she wins the folks no matter the party. People are sick of the corruption of both parties and the Porters are the candidates for Governor and Lt, Governor WHAT AT TEAM!! How in the world could any of you be for any of the other candidates. Look it up and you will find the corruption. I don’t have anything against karen Handel other than she is Sonny Purdue’s choice. If it were not for the Porters there would not be a choice

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:11 pm

Onboard…..honey keep drinking the Koolaid…….I’m surprised there is some left….I mean millions of people drank it before voting for Obama…

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
1:11 pm

King Roy will make his triumphant return and restore integrity, honesty, and a whole lot more taxes on the state of Georgia ! How about a new state flag with my face on it !

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:13 pm

Onboard…..honey keep drinking the Koolaid…….I’m surprised there is some left….I mean millions of people drank it before voting for Obama…

Puzzling

February 25th, 2010
1:13 pm

If being able to make a 9 minute talk to half a room full of people qualifies you to serve as Lt. Gov of Georgia we have just found a huge boost for our state treasury in the form of qualifying fees. Using that as a criteria we should have several million state residents that are qualified to run.

Are you kidding?

February 25th, 2010
1:14 pm

onboard, you sure aren’t making any friends. DuBose has served for 3 decades yet you say EVERYONE ELSE in the government is corrupt but somehow he stayed your knight in shining armor? I suggest you look into the records of the other Democratic candidates instead of pulling “facts” out of your posterior

onboard

February 25th, 2010
1:17 pm

To Mableton Don’t have to worry about that Contributors are calling in from everywhere in the state. Just look at our state and where we are. lowest in education, #1 in the prison system, not tranportation, no water Gotten worse and worse with Barnes and Purdue and already been public about OX and Cagle and their corruption. Why don’t any of you look up DuBose’s record from the past 27 years as Representative?

Are you kidding?

February 25th, 2010
1:22 pm

onboard, if they are calling in, and you know about it, are you confirming you are a staffer?

Jeff Pruett

February 25th, 2010
1:22 pm

I as I recall, when George Wallace could not run for re-election because of term limits, his wife ran for Governor and he for lt.Governor. I think they both won. Is this correct?

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:23 pm

Onboard……..shhhhhh…just drink some more Koolaid….drink it all….I don’t want it affecting anymore logical conservative people and turning them into idiots…

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
1:24 pm

I’m just like another country lawyer, Abe Lincoln. Abe freed the slaves. I’m gonna free Georgians from the yoke and corruption of the Republicans that have hijacked our state for personal gain and power ! Just think what stimulus goodies we’d be entitled to if King Roy was guv’na ! President Obama, get out the checkbook and get ready to write a big one for Georgia ! King Roy is on his way !

Alan Ulman

February 25th, 2010
1:27 pm

I’m glad to say that I know them, love them and support them.

BHO

February 25th, 2010
1:27 pm

Onboard……..shhhhhh…just drink some more Koolaid….drink it all….I don’t want it affecting anymore logical conservative people and turning them into idiots…

Emory Texan

February 25th, 2010
1:29 pm

Enter your comments here

La Freak

February 25th, 2010
1:29 pm

Atlanta is a contiuous FREAKNIK, brother!

Emory Texan

February 25th, 2010
1:32 pm

Whoops! I seem do to that every time, lol

Anyway, I hope that is the only comparison ever made between Carol Porter and Laura Miller, the Dallas mayor the blog references. Laura Miller was a complete ______ (you can fill it in) but Carol seems promising. I look forward to hearing more from her and I think anyone that wants Georgia to succeed should think the same. Regardless of whether or not you agree with her, more candidates running is always a good thing.

D

February 25th, 2010
1:34 pm

Why not! At least there would be no secrecy to their relationship, unlike there is with the agency that is responsible for human resources and benefits (spa). The commissioner of spa hired his “life partner” as the procurement officer to the tune of over $60K, and also hired other former Bellsouth cronies. Corrupt Gold Dome and Government Politics.

Aaron Gould Sheinin has a pair

February 25th, 2010
1:35 pm

Great response to ATLdawg!! Nice to see a reporter take a stand and push back against insipid comments.

I think both of the Porters are solid candidates deserving a close look. No gimmick at all to those who have met and know Carol Porter.

BOY ROY

February 25th, 2010
1:43 pm

I’d love to be on a float at the Midtown Gay Pride Festival !

Fauntle-ROY BARNES

February 25th, 2010
2:19 pm

FREAKNIK could make political hay for King Roy and the Democrat party. Party and fall in love with Atlanta, then move to Atlanta. You just know all those FREAKNIKKERS will vote Democrat ! Come to Atlanta and spend yo green, bruthas and sistahs ! Vote fo Roy !

TeacheragainstRoy

February 25th, 2010
2:22 pm

If you think the teachers of this state are going to allow Roy Barnes to win without a fight, you’ve got another think coming.

Billy Carter

February 25th, 2010
2:31 pm

Amen Mellisa. everyone knows why Cagle dropped out of the Governors race. I think the term under the gold dome was “Getting his shoes tied”. cough cough wink wink! Please explain how someone’s health was so bad he could not run for governor but could for Lt. Governor.

As for the rest of you. why are you scared of honest hard working people? Why would you support a candidate that has been kicked out of office once and has millions in contributions from trial lawyers.

Billy Carter

February 25th, 2010
2:34 pm

And as a follow up. anybody who thinks Carol and Dubose are leftist is uniformed. Dubose is highly rated by the NRA, is an Eagle Scout as are his sons, I have known and hunted with him over 20 years and leftist he is not.

As for Carol, Hillary could not stand in her shadow. Carol is kind, caring and concerned about GA’s future. Carol is not out for political gain but rather wants a better GA for her kids and grand kids. What more could you want.

Carol also bakes mean Rasin Bread.

Pants on The Ground

February 25th, 2010
2:37 pm

Hey Cagle. Looking like a fool. Looking like a fool. Looking like a fool when your caught with your pants on the ground. Why is Cagle well enough to run for LT Governor and not Governor. Come on GA we can do better than a bunch of good ol boys taking sexual favors from lobbyist in Atl.

The truth will come out, now that Cagle has some competition.

sad brotha

February 25th, 2010
2:39 pm

Vote NO to socialism!

Higher Education

February 25th, 2010
2:47 pm

Freaknik,the Porter’s,General Assembly,State budget,Sonny,EDUCATION SYSTEM,Ox ,Sounds like the State of Georgia is in great condition. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!

flibberdigibbit

February 25th, 2010
3:20 pm

Don’t like socialism?

Tea-bagger, why don’t you grow your own food (don’t eat USDA regulated products), make your own medicine (not FDA regulated pharmaceuticals), don’t drive on publicly-subsidized roads, don’t drink the water (piped to your house by a govenrment authority), don’t watch TV (on bandwidth leased by the government), and don’t sleep on an inner-spring mattress (just read the little consumer tag).

In fact, you’d probably be happier living off-grid somewhere in Idaho… or maybe Jonestown, Guyana with the rest of the Kool-Aid drinking zealots, err lemmings.

Keith

February 25th, 2010
3:24 pm

This column nails what the fallout will be from Carol’s entry into the race: http://www.BackroomReport.com

You Asked

February 25th, 2010
3:25 pm

The First Lady of Georgia already has more influence on the Governor than the Lt. Governor. I would think this is a demotion for her. Perhaps we should run all of the wives of the current Legislators and Executive Officers and retire the incumbants. ;-)

JStarr

February 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

What does Carol Porter know about public education? She sent her kids to school at Stratford, in Macon, with my sons. To my understanding, her husband was over education in the house, while they sent their kids to private school. All of us thought it was a big joke……..on the people of Georgia.

Dublin voter

February 25th, 2010
3:39 pm

Carol Porter has ruined the Dublin Courier Herald, she has an ego bigger than the Gold Dome, and is not respected here in Dublin. She and the boys lived in Macon for years, while the boys were in school. DuBose did make frequent appearances in Dublin, from time to time. Dubose is a good man, he has been damaged by a senseless, egotistical woman, who is power hungry. The last nail was driven in his political coffine today, by his wife. She should have married OJ Simpson.

Billy Carter

February 25th, 2010
4:03 pm

3 of Carols four sons graduated from Dublin High School. A very public school.

As for Dublin Vote-Obvious disgruntled employee

Dublin voter

February 25th, 2010
4:22 pm

how long did those boys go to dublin high school, check on that

Jeana B

February 25th, 2010
4:25 pm

What concerns me are small towns whose Fire, Mayor, Councilmen, Police, etc, etc, are run by families who have never let go of power. Are concerns about this really about the dynamic duo or are they really about fear? Fear someone may actually challenge Georgians to vote their conscience and elect leaders who care about our people?

VERITAS

February 25th, 2010
4:38 pm

The Porter’s are typical limousine liberals: they want your children to attend the Mickey Mouse public school system, but send their kids to private school. I wonder how they feel about vouchers?

onboard

February 25th, 2010
5:26 pm

Not a staffer just a supporter of the Porters Have listened as they have spoken and have looked up info for myself. I am supporting them because they really want what is best for the State of Georgia They are standing up for what is right and I am proud of both of them for this. Hey it just hit the New York Times!!! When you do what is right you always come out the winner!!! Just wait and see and I know that people are sick and tired of all of the corruption going on in Atlanta and Nationally. People are really going to look at the man/woman in this election and in all elections The party is not the concern any more

Dublin voter

February 25th, 2010
5:44 pm

Poor Ole Dubose………………

Chunky

February 25th, 2010
6:06 pm

Embarrassed Democrat

February 25th, 2010
6:10 pm

Can the political leaders in this state please go ONE year without embarrassing us?

onboard is a staffer

February 25th, 2010
6:14 pm

Of course you dont care what party is attached to the name because you only care who signs your check

worth it

February 25th, 2010
6:34 pm

If Carol Porter does point out the government corruption in Georgia, she will have done us a great service. They are robbing the taxpayers blind. And Cagle’s response is “I can’t do anything about it”
Thank you Carol Porter for having the courage to tell the truth. Georgia you better wake up!

Still Angry!!!!

February 25th, 2010
8:06 pm

I don’t care who runs…King Roy will NEVER get my families votes!
He is the one that is wasting money…GO HOME!

onboard

February 25th, 2010
8:54 pm

To onboard is a staffer hate to disappoint you but I sign my own check have my own business Just as I have said strong supporter of DuBose and now of Carol. She has been by his side for 27 years. She supports him and she knows what is important and knows what the people of Ga need. she is not afraid to speak the truth. Now we have a candidate for governor and one for lt governor who are on the same team, share the same passion for a better Georgia and are running an anti-coruption campaign. why in the world would anyone not be proud that this husband and wife team have the courage to tell the truth as “worth it” stated. No she is not liked by everyone. Most don’t even have a reason. All I can say is here comes the next Sara Palin only this one is smart and knows the issues. I am proud to call them my friends and no matter what the end results may be, I know they are doing what is right and are fighting for us and will work for us. This news release has gone nationwide. Why don’t you just read the articles and read her quotes? She does tell it like it is!!

well read

February 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

“sb” …nepotism would be if one of them hired the other…not if WE hire them. Additionally, they have a solid marriage, successfully raised four talented sons and manage a business and budget in this day and age…that sounds like a team we need!

Wondering

February 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

Umm, I seem to remember a year or so ago, our wonderful current governor got a windfall with the hush hush loan not repaid, the news has so convienently forgotten or refuses to report updates, more and more one sees congressmen both federal and state having affairs, participating in corruption, and resigning due to scandal. Is this going to be a new family affair. We should tell them that Nevada brothels now hire males..

phil

February 26th, 2010
12:12 am

Grew up in Dublin, been in Atlanta since college. so long time removed, but DuBose Porter is a good man. Don’t know Carol so well. Would be interesting if they both won because they are closer to being “normal” than anyone else in the race. Barnes is just awful and blew his last shot – teachers are you liking him? Republican candidates don’t seem too appealling, and most folks would think I’m a Republican. Most politicians are so out of touch with reality and every day life and its challenges. We need some fresh leadership. We need some fresh ideas. We need someone to work on using our resources wisely, streamlining our government, cleaning up the top heavy, administrative mess that is our public schools, provide vision and leadership on transportaion (state wide, not just in Atlanta) and stop the “cronyism” that trademarks our state politics.

Also, as to Aaron Gould Sheinin’s blog response to ATLDawg, if I ran what’s left of the AJC, I’d fire your excuse making behind. What happened to reporters that reported. Thanks for getting this story out, but a better response would be that we are on it like a hound dog. Hope you weren’t interupted at a wine tasting to get out and do your job. How arrogant of you. Our interest in the AJC supplies you with a job, do your best to make it interesting. Lame excuses AREN’T interesting.

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February 26th, 2010
12:58 am

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February 26th, 2010
10:34 am

This is one north Georgia voter who has had a gut full of the crap and corruption in both parties. Although I am a fiscal and social conservative who has been active in many campaigns over the years and generally voted Republican in the past, I am so sick of the shenanigans of the national party that I am now an independent. As to the husband-wife team of the Porters, I know nothing about them. If they are conservative to moderate Democrats I might give them a second look. I do know a lot about the Republican candidates who are running for Governor…especially Oxinswine, Handel, and No Deal (unless it lines my pocket)…and wouldn’t vote for any of them. The flurry of posts from know-nothings and supporters of other candidates on this blog against the Porters represents more the fear that they could catch on and be a real threat than honest criticism! This is going to be interesting!

Matthew- Dublin GA also!

February 26th, 2010
5:18 pm

Dublin Voter- I dont see how the Courier Herald has anything to do with Lt Gov and DuBose as Governor. DuBose has always looked out for his hometown and the people of in his Rep Region. I think Carol is very qualified.. She knows what Georgia needs and so does DuBose and I think all the Roy supporters are just scared about it! T EAM DUBOSE!!!

kbs

February 26th, 2010
11:43 pm

Until Thursday morning, at 11:00, the biggest embarrassment we had ever had in Laurens County was the Red Neck Games. Little did we know, that Carol would make us, and her husband, the laughing stock of the state. She needs a loading dose of prozac. Her ego is the biggest thing about her. I agree with the other post……..poor ole Dubose.

dmac

February 28th, 2010
8:52 am

The DuBose’s are not likely to make anyone a laughing stock. If they stood on the steps of the State Capitol and prayed for rain, they might be idiots. If they promoted a “Go Fish” program while knowing that nearly every stream and lake in the state was contaminated with mercury, they might be idiots.

As it is, they are intelligent, reasonable people. If Mr. & Mrs. DuBose were elected, they’d do just fine.

Diehard

February 28th, 2010
1:50 pm

This is no different than a widow being appointed to succeed her husband in office. Dubose’s campaign is dead and the widow is happy to step in and take the limelight.