‘Dr. J’ sides with Thurbert Baker in race for governor

Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, just announced that former NBA star Julius Erving will be hosting a fund-raiser for him on Thursday at Celebrity Golf Club International in Tucker, which is owned by Dr. J.

Former President Bill Clinton will host a fund-raiser for Baker on Sunday in New York.

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downtowner

December 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

Apparently the Barnes campaign staff is taking a long lunch or something since this post has been up for an hour and a half or so, and there are no comments about how they are black but supporting Roy Barnes.

@Galloway

December 1st, 2009
2:22 pm

Yep downtowner, I am Black and I am voting for Roy Barnes. Two words: Genarlow Wilson. End of story.

Raquel Morris

December 1st, 2009
2:22 pm

Thurbert Baker is in this race to stay. Roy Barnes will have to earn the Dem nomination like the other candidates. Barnes gets no extra points for being the Governor tossed out by Sonny.

Intown lib

December 1st, 2009
2:30 pm

I find it surprising that these two are going head to head given that Barnes hand-picked Baker to be AG back in 1998.

I’m disturbed that Barnes has been out on the coast telling people that Atlanta can somehow weather water wars through conservation when the numbers don’t support it. I’m looking forward to hearing Baker articulate some sort of vision. Any vision.

Plenty of time before we have to decide this one.

alan

December 1st, 2009
3:27 pm

Zell miller appointed thurbert baker to attorney general & if baker were to score a endorsement from miller, game’s over! liberals won’t like it but it would propel baker to the nomination and the odds on favorite in the general election.

jenny

December 1st, 2009
3:56 pm

If you want to how AG Thurbert Baker Takes care of the law , the people of Georgia . take a look at this website http://www.justiceforwandaspann.com Thanks

Mike Brown

December 1st, 2009
5:03 pm

To: @Galloway (Jim, you should sue for identity fraud): So if the black AG has the temerity to defend on appeal the conviction a black man of a felony (which, by the way, is the AG’s legal duty), then that is enough to make you support his white opponent (who, by the way, I seem to recall was originally opposed to the MLK holiday in Georgia)? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Thurbert Baker does his job without favor or prejudice, which is more than I can say for some of his opponents. I think Roy Barnes, who over the past few months, has never met a black candidate for office he won’t endorse (gee, wonder if he has any political motives in this), should be consistent and endorse Thurbert Baker for Governor.

Intown lib

December 1st, 2009
5:25 pm

I stand corrected on Baker’s initial appointment. He was appointed by Zell Miller. See http://www.law.ga.gov

Still, seems silly that these two Democratic heavyweights could not work something out behind the scenes so the party could be more united.

@Galloway

December 1st, 2009
6:29 pm

@Mike Brown No one is buying that. I could care less about a King Holiday. He won’t be able to hide behind the seal on this one. He should have never appealed the judge’s decision to release Wilson. But I do not worry about Baker gaining any traction among Black Georgia. This feeling is widespread. So chew on it pal.