Carol Porter schedules a Thursday news conference

Carol Porter, wife of a Democratic candidate for governor, has summoned the press to the state Capitol at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The topic, no doubt, will be the Porter family musings over whether she should run for lieutenant governor. Read the background here.

Put your bets down here.

Full disclosure: The press release identifies her as “Spouse of Gubernatorial Candidate DuBose Porter.”

Which may or may not be a tip-off. But it would be hard to imagine someone beginning a campaign for lieutenant governor using that sole title.

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18 comments Add your comment

Tip

February 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

Tell Carol to save her money.

Observer

February 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

Here’s my bet: after receiving tremendous, overwhelming, humbling encouragement from hundreds–no, thousands!–of great folks all around Georgia, she decides it would be best if she just focused her attention on what’s most important: making sure her husband is elected to serve as the next Governor.

Bold

February 24th, 2010
1:39 pm

Scenario 1: She enters and gets squashed.
Scenario 2: She enters and gets even more squashed.
Scenario 3: She does the right thing and stays right where she is.

harrison

February 24th, 2010
1:52 pm

Hey, Carol’s “possible” candidacy has earned DuBose TONS of free media. Sounds like a good strategy to me. As for her running, I do hope this is just musing.

Daisy Duke

February 24th, 2010
2:08 pm

Who TF is Carol Porter? Better yet, who TF is DuBose Porter? I bet Casey is shaking in his boots!

Left Field

February 24th, 2010
2:19 pm

I hope that the voters are ready to reject a candidate with NO experience to a statewide office. It’s a sad thing when a party sits around and looks for a scapegoat to take a shot at a seat. Poor Carol will be another candidate on a long list of names the Democratic Party in Georgia has sacrificed just to have a D on the ballot.

Daisy Duke

February 24th, 2010
2:24 pm

Wow! I guess I’m slow, but I just figured it out. Mr. Porter cannot raise funds until AFTER the General Assembly adjourns. Mrs. Porter CAN. Since ethics in Georgia is non-existent, it’s a brilliant plan.

elroy

February 24th, 2010
4:29 pm

am i being censored, jim? can’t say anthing about dubose?

elroy

February 24th, 2010
4:53 pm

my earlier comments were caught in the filter. or, they were censored?

elroy

February 24th, 2010
4:54 pm

give it up, dubose —- you ain’t got a prayer to win. no one knows you —- you could come up with a logo emphasizing your long nose —- saying “dubose knowsssssssss.” maybe then you can break out of political anonymity in the state. you’re not running for governor of i-16 or hog tech or s. e. middle ga. you are running for governor of georgia, and no one knowssssssssssss who you are. dubose knowsssssssssssss. yes, self-deprecating humor is effective, but i think that you are too vain. too much of that gridiron ghoulash in you vain veins. what would pericles say about this?

elroy

February 24th, 2010
4:57 pm

changed “poppyc_ck” to “ghoulash.” —- that seemed to do the trick. i didn’t think that jimbo took to censoring.

Rev. Mrs. Vidalia Toombs.

February 24th, 2010
5:00 pm

I have knowed Mr. Duboise for many years. He a good man. He own the newspaper. If more peeples get to know him to they will like him much. He one of us!!!

BABY SAY

February 24th, 2010
5:06 pm

BABY SAY MISS DOOBO BE MO MEENER DAN MISTUR DOOBO………BUT I LIIKES HUR TO!!!!!! MISTUR DOOBO ALWAY BE POLITICKIG AN MISS DOOBO BE RUMMIG DA BZINESS.

BABY SAY DEY IS GOOD PEEPLES…MISTUR DOOBO GIT MAD SOMTIMESS AND HE FACE GET REEL REDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BABY SAY MISTUR DOOBO BE GUD GUVNER!!!!!

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PCBobby

February 24th, 2010
7:20 pm

Carol is a great candidate for Lt. Gov. She could actually make a difference in this position.

no use for a name

February 25th, 2010
9:58 am

SHE IS GOING TO RUN. Just a heads up.

Cat

February 25th, 2010
10:22 am

elroy must work for the “Rat”

Scruffydawg

February 25th, 2010
10:31 am

.Yes she is running. That is a guarantee 100% So corrupt insiders are scared. If no one has heard of them or cares, why all the negative comments on here. I can see that the blog hacks for the well moneyed insiders are out in force, which proves they are scared and taking it very seriously.

Are you tired of the corruption and seeing out state slide to the bottom of the heap in everything

Are you tired of seeing schools closed and teachers laid off, while we continue to build fish ponds.

Are you tired of it taking 3.hours to go form North Atlanta to south or from Macon to Atlanta because of gridlock and the neglect of public transportation issues.

Do you want a Lt. Governor that had to drop out of the Governors race because of threats of his immoral conduct coming to light. How can you be well enough to be Lt. Governor but to sick to be Governor. Come on people.