A memo of uncertain origins has fallen into our hands, mapping out prospects for Democratic governors this year and next.
The Democratic Governors Association tells us it is not an official DGA document — but that the memo does track closely with the content of a conference call that occurred this week between DGA officialdom and allies/donors.
The entire memo, obviously written for fund-raising purposes, can be found here. But this is the carefully worded portion that has raised eyebrows in Georgia, especially among Democratic gubernatorial candidates who aren’t named Roy:
Georgia, Florida, and South Dakota are three states we may be able to put into play depending on our candidate recruitment successes.
In Florida, Governor Charlie Crist looks more and more like a Senate candidate every day and is expected to announce his decision late next week.
In Georgia last week, Republican LG Casey Cagle, long seen as the GOP frontrunner, suddenly dropped out of the race. This race looks to be competitive no matter what, and will only be enhanced by the potential entry of former Democratic Governor Roy Barnes.
And in South Dakota, a potential Stephanie Herseth Sandlin entry into the race would all but solidify a Democratic steal in the state.
In other words, the official DGA position is that Georgia would be a competitive race even if Barnes doesn’t get into the race. But it’s worth mentioning that he might.
We will pass the word to the unmentioned rabble in the field: Thurbert Baker, DuBose Porter, and David Poythress.
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