If you’re weighing a run for governor in 2010, there’s this to consider: Not only is there likely to be a runoff in the GOP primary, but we could see another general election runoff as well.
Libertarian John Monds has put out word that he’ll formally enter the race on Wednesday with a state Capitol announcement.
Monds ran against Republican incumbent Doug Everett in the 2008 race for Public Service Commission. He was trounced, 67 percent to 33 percent — but he did become the first Libertarian to break the 1 million-vote mark. There was no Democrat in the race.
Complicating the calculation: Monds, from Cairo, is African-American. President of the Grady County NAACP, in fact.
In other words, Monds wouldn’t necessarily drain support from the Republican side, as Libertarian Allen Buckley did last year during U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ bid for re-election.
This time, you can see the possibility of a Libertarian candidacy tapping the strength of the Democratic nominee.
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