Adelman nomination up before Senate Foreign Relations Committee


State Sen. David Adelman of Decatur is President Barack Obama's nominee to become U.S. ambassador to Singapore. Vino Wong/

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee at 2:30 p.m. today is scheduled to take up the nomination of state Sen. David Adelman (D-Decatur) as U.S. ambassador to Singapore.

Here’s a link to what may be the video, come meeting time.

Adelman’s nomination is one of 15 being considered this afternoon. It was postponed during Washington’s last round of blizzards. Another is on the way.

This is the penultimate hurdle – a floor vote could quickly follow, if the weather holds.

Locally, Adelman’s formal nomination would set off a special election contest for his state Senate seat. The field would include Jason Carter, grandson of the former president.

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Bludgeon & Skewer

February 24th, 2010
3:26 pm

Greetings All,

We’re glued to the Weather Channel over here at the Secret Underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) as we watch the convergence of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting and the formation of tomorrows mega Nor’Easter scheduled to strike the northeastern US and maybe even DC. Will the committee actually confirm Bundlin’ Dave Adelman? Will the floor vote happen before the grandees of the Senate bolt for warmer climes? Will the special election in Georgia State Senate district 42 ever get underway?

We hope so. So far there are three candidates listed at the State Ethics commission website that have filed to run for the office if Dave ever gets appointed and rumors abound that there are two more democrats considering a run. Democrat Jason Carter is the clear front runner at the moment with a huge pile of campaign cash, yard signs, phone banks and a prodigious social media effort. Democrat Tom Stubbs addressed the crowd at this months Progressive Pot Luck in Decatur, passed out some push cards and vowed to run a strong campaign. Tom has also ratcheted up the tech level of the race by sending out robo calls to the denizens and citizens of the 42nd to drum up support for his run.

The third candidate on the block is Libertarian David Montané. This David’s first run for political office and you have the opportunity to meet him tomorrow night, 25 FEB 10 at 7PM at the Marley on Ponce in Decatur as he holds his first Meet and Greet of the campaign. Drop by and give the man a listen as he will be talking about issues his opponents have not discussed. Who’s gonna talk about gender bias in the State Constitution? David Montané. Who’s gonna talk about repealing the death penalty? David Montané. Who’s gonna open the conversation on Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization? David Montané.

Vote for Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom! Vote for Libertarian David Montané!