9th District race to replace Nathan Deal shifted to May 11

The Associated Press just reported the following:

Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing back the date for a special election in North Georgia to May 11.

Voters in the 9th congressional district must select a replacement for Nathan Deal in the U.S. House and fill the legislative seats held by state Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Tom Graves.

All three elections had been set for April 27.

But Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said Wednesday that the secretary of state’s office was concerned there was not enough time to get ballots returned from military members stationed overseas.

The qualifying period for candidates wishing to run will remain March 29-31.

Deal left Congress to pursue the Republican nomination for governor. Hawkins and Graves resigned to run for Deal’s seat.

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25 comments Add your comment

Jefferson Jackson

March 24th, 2010
4:30 pm

Any good Democrats rearing their heads?

Andy

March 24th, 2010
4:34 pm

Mike Freeman is running. Check him out at: http://www.freemanforcongress.org

willie

March 24th, 2010
4:42 pm

Does such a thing exist as a “good Democrat”….or should we now call them Democrat Socialists?

Most corrupt according to whom?

Alabama Communist

March 24th, 2010
4:52 pm

WOW! Talking about a low turnout record for the Repubs and sure winner? I guess Sonny thought he would fix one more race against Democracy before he leaves the State to Costa Rica……

Been Around-Done That

March 24th, 2010
4:59 pm

Any Democrat trying to win the Ninth District Congressional seat is whistling in the dark. Won’t happen! A well financed fiscally conservative independent might if actually viable. A lot of us are fed up with both parties and their BS! It is time for a change!

IGNORANTS ON PARAID

March 24th, 2010
5:27 pm

Alabama- you like a democracy? Do you know what a democracy is? Did they not teach you in Alambama the USA is not a democracy?

phil

March 24th, 2010
5:29 pm

CREW back on time
You need to revise your 15 most corrupt congressmen. John Murtha died and should be taken off your list.

clipper

March 24th, 2010
5:38 pm

There are no good democrats!

Gen Neyland

March 24th, 2010
5:42 pm

phil : He was so corrupt, even in death he’s tops.

willie : Feel free to create your own list. Hundreds to choose from, ya know.

Jefferson Jackson : Most Democrats today aren’t rearing their heads. Most Democrats today have their heads are in their rear ends.

Comedy Central, aka as Capitol Hill…Who in the he11’s in charge these days..?

boots

March 24th, 2010
5:44 pm

I can tell you that I have NEVER seen or heard the anger that exists right now towards Obama and the Democrats. Everywhere I go, people are fired up and passionate about voting out the Socialist in office, and people are very, very upset about Pelosi and Obama ramming things down our throats. Seriously, this election in November will make 1994 look like a Democratic vacation.

Dagnabbit

March 24th, 2010
6:08 pm

And I can tell you that I have never seen or heard the anger that exists right now toward the lack of morals and ethics in politics, here in Jawja and Dee Cee. I don’t know of a single incumbent who is wanting to help anybody but themself. Give us a choice without a bad odor. NooX Noodeal

Scarecrow

March 24th, 2010
6:29 pm

Boots, you and I evidently do not hang out at the same places. Everyone I talk to think that the “repubs” are mean, nasty, vicious people and are ready to stand in line all day to vote them out!!!! May our paths will meet — maybe in the voting line in November!!!

Oh! by the way!! Did anyone take Issacson to Costa Rica yet for his health care — Call Neal Bortz, he has a plane!!!

Gary

March 24th, 2010
6:38 pm

There are no “good” Democrats

Road Scholar

March 24th, 2010
6:42 pm

Boots, are people angry that the Republicans can’t plan a one car funeral, let alone prepare any policies like for transportation, immigration, etc.? They seemed to blow the healthcare leadership gig!

CREW back on time

March 24th, 2010
7:06 pm

phil 5:29 pm

Rep. John P. Murtha died,Rep. Nathan Deal resigned, but they are still both corrupt.

neojournalist

March 24th, 2010
7:16 pm

Yeah, who’s running up there? Had a look at Mike Freeman’s site,
he looks like a good man.
Seems like a Dem could run an effective race simply
talking about all the good things in the health bill,
the immediate rewards, and of course the education
improvements – my little sister now has a manageable
student load burden thanks to the Democrats.
Democrats = Winners
Republicans = Losers

Go OX

March 24th, 2010
7:27 pm

IGNORANTS ON PARAID

March 24th, 2010
7:34 pm

Scarecrow- ever heard of a mixed metaphor? At least have the courtesy to get the insult right. It was Rush Limbaugh and it was his private airplane he would be taking. I should not have to correct your side on how to insult.

Independent Joe

March 24th, 2010
8:10 pm

There is an Independent running in the race….his name is Eugene Moon. He has already gathered 5,000 + signatures for his ballot access drive….They have slipped up with this special election….it’s non partisan so he automatically gets ballot access…please visit his website. He is the most conservative in the race…..www.eugenemoonforcongress.org

9th District Republican

March 24th, 2010
8:30 pm

Georgia’s 9th district is one of the most solidly Republican districts in the country, let alone the state. As long as it is drawn like this, no Democrat will ever win a seat in it. They might as well not even try.

420Hydro

March 25th, 2010
9:15 am

Eugene Moon has this anarchist’s vote if we can get him on the ballot…
I’ve already signed the petition. Help him out, sign his ballot access petition just so we’ll have a choice. Not the lesser of two evils type of choice….

News Update – March 25, 2010

March 25th, 2010
11:16 am

[...] Georgia 9th Congressional District Race to have a 2 State Senators running to replace Nathan Deal. [...]

Troy

March 25th, 2010
8:30 pm

Lola

March 28th, 2010
12:54 pm

@Crew, I’m sorry but your list is faulty. You have nerve to call out others outside of the State of Georgia. As most CONCERNED GEORGIANS, such as myself see it. We need to clean OUR HOUSE and TAKE OUT THE TRASH in this order:

Gov Sonny Perdue(Lame Duck-do nothing Governor for 8 years) Term limits-Thank God one less Bozo to deal with.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss-voted no on HR 2847 Jobs Bill-NO JOBS; GA @10% Unemployment-Ineffective Leadership

Sen. Johnny Isakson-voted no on HR 2847 Jobs Bill-NO JOBS; GA @10% Unemployment-Ineffective Leadership

HR 1190 Procedural Motion-Against HC Reform Reconciliation even though
they had earlier supported the key elements of the Final Bill that passed. The same tenets that were used as a rallying cry against the Clint HC Reform. Calling them out…giving pink slips in November to the following:

Rep. Paul Broun-just for the sheer fact how he had nerve to call out Sen Nancy Pelosi and the President as arrogant, ignorant. “Talking loud and saying nothing”-Ineffective Leadership

Rep. Nathan Deal- not to mention he may want us to go back to States’ Rights. Just looks like the type.

Rep. Phil Gingrey-A Cobb County physician by the way who voted against HR1190 however has sense says he agrees with some of the major tenets of the bill..duh you think, Bob Dole initiatives are in there. Remember Bob Dole? Yeah Republicans you’ve lost your compass, your way. It’ll be allright at least you have your practice to fall back on.

Rep. Jack Kingston-just for the utter showmanship on CSPAN that embarassed me as a Georgian. No leadership; ineffective.

Rep. John Linder- wise man for choosing to get off the Titanic as you see it is definitely sinking; good! one less person not to cast my ballot for. Thanks for making this easy. BTW, Fair Tax-still hasn’t made
it to the floor for a vote, one must ask why? Ineffective Leadership.

Rep. Tom Price- For embarassing our State by attempting to reprimand a President with far better brain power than you. You looked very stupid in challenging the President and asking him “what you should tell your constituents”. That was easy for me, tell them you are ineffective and have not produced one solitary Substantive solution to our HC issue but follow the money:you are a doctor and probably getting paid/lobbied by HC industry and pharmaceutical companies. Why would you want the status quo to change? Your constituents should ask the same question to you in November? Especially the ones who currently can’t get insurance due to pre existing conditions, being female, and those who are unemployed or have been laid off and paying HIGH COBRA PREMIUMS now. There are those in Roswell…many are my former colleagues who has been laid off due to big corporate layoffs.

and my Favorite-this will be an honor for me to cast my ballot and organize to against Rep Lynn Westmoreland-No Vote; you are ineffective, you don’t listen to your constituents, which I’ve called your office 100 times since this bill was bantered about and was told that you were “listening to your constituents” who didn’t want HC Reform. However in my communities-you never told us about your meet and greets and even thought I told you I pay HIGH Fayette County taxes you still wouldn’t listen. I hope you have enough votes to sustain your job. You are also an EMBARASSMENT to Georgia. We’ll be at your next Meet and Greet so you can SEE us cause you didn’t listen to us. Pink Slip!

Lola

March 28th, 2010
12:55 pm

@9th District-They said the same thing about the Senate seat in Massachusetts but Rep. Steve Brown was elected adn oh, he was supposed to have STOPPED HC REFORM..didn’t happen. There is ALWAYS a first. Watch your back!