Your morning jolt: Rolling in the mud with candidates for attorney general

You didn’t need a poll on Sunday night to see the terrain in both the Republican and Democratic debates for attorney general. You just had to watch.

Both contests received 30-minute airings on GPTV, courtesy of the Atlanta Press Club.

In the three-man Republican contest, the question is whether the late entry of state Sen. Preston Smith of Rome will push the race into a runoff.

By way of attacking him, both Smith and former federal prosecutor Max Wood of Macon conceded front-runner status to Sam Olens, the former Cobb County commission chairman.

Smith immediately showed off his endorsements by the National Rifle Association and Georgia Right to Life, asking Olens:

“Why aren’t you endorsed by those organizations?”

Said Olens:

“You were a legislator and that gave you an advantage in regard to getting their endorsements. But I candidly think there’s little if any difference on those issues, because frankly we agree on them.”

But Smith trumped Olens with a you-ain’t-from-around-here assault:

“I’m a lifelong Republican and I’m a seventh-generation Georgian. You moved here from New Jersey, and you were a party official in the Democratic party. You were a treasurer. You were on Bill Clinton’s campaign staff.”

There are parts of north Georgia where New Jersey origins are still considered a felony. Grand juries have returned true bills on the charge – as Joe Pesci laid out in that stirring documentary, “My Cousin Vinny.”

But Smith concentrated on the Bill Clinton connection. He refreshed the accusation by demoting Olens from Clinton campaign staffer to membership on Clinton’s Cobb County steering committee.

“He’s made it up. There’s nothing else I can say. It’s absolutely untrue,” Olens said.

Smith has produced this February 1992 article from the Marietta Daily Journal, in which Olens – then a Democrat – is listed among “other members” of a Cobb chapter of a Clinton for president committee.

For his part, Wood rattled off a number of contributors to Olens’ treasury – who have also contributed to Democratic campaigns, and voted in Democratic primaries.

Said Olens:

“If we want to take back the attorney general’s office this November, we better have both Republican and Democrat support.”

Wood rejoined with an analysis of the 2008 presidential contest. He first acknowledged that it wasn’t a crime to be a Democrat:

“That doesn’t mean they’re bad people. But we had a situation in 2008 in the presidential primary where Democrats helped select our nominee, John McCain, and it was a disastrous presidential election.

“I think Republicans should be worried about any Democratic activism in any Republican election.”

Come to think of it, Zell Miller did endorse McCain.

There is no possibility of a runoff on the Democratic side of the race for attorney general – making the contest just that much more bitter.

Ken Hodges, a former Dougherty County district attorney, declared attorney and four-term state lawmaker Rob Teilhet lacked the experience to be attorney general.

“Public records show that Mr. Teilhet has been to lunch with lobbyists more often than he’s been in court,” Hodges said. Neither has Teilhet argued cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals or the state Supreme Court.

Teilhet said his familiarity with key issues in the Legislature gives him a leg up. “It’s no accident that most of Georgia’s attorneys general come through the Georgia General Assembly,” he said.

In turn, Teilhet attacked Hodges’ standing in the prosecutorial community. GBI crime rates when up in Dougherty County while Hodges was prosecutor, he said. “Mr. Hodges has been a prosecutor. He just hasn’t been a very good one,” he said.

(The Hodges campaign later accused Teilhet of “cherry-picking” his stats.)

Hodges addressed the most sensitive issue in the Democratic race: A TV ad aired by Teilhet, in which the Columbus, Ga., mother of an unarmed black man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy criticizes the former prosecutor for failing to bring charges against the deputy.

Said Hodges:

“The death of Kenneth Walker was a tragedy, and my heart continues to be with the family. The fact that my opponent wants to exploit the family’s grief and use it for political purposes is, quite frankly, disgusting….

“Our office presented all of the evidence to a grand jury made up of 23 citizens of Muscogee County and they decided that no criminal action [took] place. Afterwards, the U.S. Department of Justice did its own investigation into this, and determined that there was no wrongdoing….

“Certainly you’re not going to please everyone, and we stand by the job that we did. And we always regret the tragic loss of Mr. Walker’s life.”

Replied Teilhet:

Mr. Hodges’ campaign is almost completely based on his experience as a prosecutor. Any discussion of that experience must include a discussion of the Walker case, where he forgot to swear in a witness, didn’t present key witnesses, didn’t request an indictment from the grand jury at the end of the proceeding – and then when these things came to light, he refused to reopen the case. And he never gave Emily Walker an explanation.”

In turn, Hodges noted Teilhet’s employment as an attorney for U.S. Southeastern Insurance, a company now under criminal investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s office. (This was the company that revealed the Republican breach between Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland.)

Teilhet said he was in and out of the company before any of the bad stuff happened.

Also this weekend, the Hodges campaign was making a great effort to point other journalist to a piece by Jim Walls of Atlanta Unfiltered which quoted former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young – again — as saying that has endorsed both Hodges and Teilhet in the Democratic contest:

Teilhet, whose campaign received a $200 check from Young in May, this week accused Hodges of lying about receiving an endorsement from the former U.N. endorsement.

Young said he had already expressed his support for Hodges when he met with Teilhet, who impressed him with his thoughtfulness. “I said, ‘I’ve already endorsed Hodges. What I’ll do to balance it is give you a check.’” he said.

So, does Young have a problem with Hodges claiming his endorsement?
“I think he has that right,” Young said. “I would not complain about that.”

Meanwhile, the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor – the top four on each side – met in the studios of WAGA-TV for a debate that aired Sunday evening.

The Democratic candidates were a careful lot – they hewed to party chairman Jane Kidd’s demand that the final days of the July 20 primary be conducted with civility.

Shannon McCaffery with the Associated Press had this summary:

Former Attorney General Mike Bowers — a backer of Oxendine rival Karen Handel — told the Atlanta Journal-Constitutiuon that he conducted a probe and referred findings to the U.S. attorney. No charges were ever filed.

Oxendine fired back at Bowers at Sunday’s debate, sponsored by WAGA-TV in Atlanta, saying Bowers “clearly abused his power because when he referred to a legitimate agency nothing ever happened.”

Oxendine denied any wrongdoing and said he was being attacked as the presumed front runner in the July 20 primary.

All four of the leading Republicans defended themselves over questions about ethics.

Nathan Deal said a congressional probe looking into his auto salvage business dealings with the state was politically motivated.

“Not until I was running for governor did anyone suggest anything of this nature,” the Gainesville Republican said.

Eric Johnson, former state senator from Savannah, defended his dismissal of an ethics complaint against former Speaker Glenn Richardson, who ultimately resigned after allegations of an affair with a lobbyist.

“If we knew then what we knew now we would have gone after Speaker Richardson,” Johnson said.

Rival campaigns are pointing to these paragraphs from the AP story:

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel continued to insist that she was not a member of the Log Cabin Republicans despite claims by a former leader of the group that she was.

“Absolutely not,” Handel said. She allowed Sunday night that she did write a check to the gay Republican group “as a sponsorship” but that did not mean she was a member. A spokesman had earlier suggested the check was not Handel’s.

Republican incumbent Brian Kemp is up with his first ad in the primary contest for secretary of state:

The independent campaign of state School Superintendent Brady Bryant says it has more than 20,000 signatures toward his quest for enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Some 44,000 are needed by noon tomorrow.

His campaign offices at Northlake Mall will stay open for the next 28 hours to process the petitions.

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45 comments Add your comment

Ga Values

July 12th, 2010
10:25 am

Deal will say anything to get elected, just remember along with Maxine Waters & Jesse Jackson, Jr. he was selected as 1 of the 15 most corrupt in Washington and that is really saying something about his character.

**Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)**
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal Nooo Linger Longer Johnson Noooo King Roy

July 12th, 2010
10:29 am

If I wanted to add 3 to my name all I’d have to do is look at the AG race. Sam Olens is such a disappointment.

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL.

Melb

July 12th, 2010
10:31 am

Hodges had to make an aggressive effort about the Andrew Young endorsment because Teilhet, who knew about the Young endorsing Hodges from the beginning, had lied about it to all Georgians.

Hodges has the experience and qualifications necessary to be the next Attorney General. He was a prosecutor for 12 years, but he also has excelled in his civil practice arguing before the top appellate courts. While Teilhet has only been in a courtroom 19 times and mostly for traffic violations and while a legislature has not got one bill passed, and didn’t even go to committee meetings – key to getting bills passed. Teilhet is not even qualified to be a staffer in the Attorney General’s office!

Hodges has the managerial experience from being a prosecutor – supervising 50-60 attorneys and has the experience to help them make the tough decisions.

http://www.kenhodges.com

HEY THERE

July 12th, 2010
10:34 am

Preston Smith’s closing statement was terrible. Olens rose above the trash talk. Olens and Wood sounded like they had the most experience, however, I liked Smith’s argument on the healthcare issue. Wood also lost me with evangelical christian blah blah.

JDW

July 12th, 2010
10:46 am

Sam Olens is not the front runner. The two scientific polls that have come out on this race have Max leading. Sam Olens cannot handle adversity or confrontation well. He did not react well last night when he was confronted with his past as being active in the Clinton Presidential campaign. Sam could have said in the time between then and now my views have grown more conservative but instead he huffed and pouted like a preschool kid who was sent to time out.

Max Wood came across as dignified. Jim Galloway wants to make the best candidate in this race look bad because Jim knows that neither of the Democratic candidates can beat Max Wood. Max never attacked Sam, he simply asked him a question which it was his turn to do. Sam wanted to be sweet and decline his opportunity to ask a question. Asking questions is not nasty or dirty. Voters and candidates should inquire of other candidates and the voters have every right to know as much as they can about each candidate. Jim Galloway is for Sam Olens for the same reason other Democrats are for Sam Olens…. he’s beatable. Democrats are funding Olens and supporting him in the press only to betray him come September until November.

Supporters of Sam Olens keep saying he’s the best candidate, based on what? They never have a reason that relates to being Attorney General. They will say something to the effect of he represented Cobb well. The duties of a County Commissioner and the duties of the Attorney General do not have much to do with one another. Sam can’t discuss his attorney experience because has not practiced law in about ten years. However, the responsibilities of a United States Attorney (Max Wood was U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia for about 8 years) are almost identical to the responsibilities of Georgia’s Attorney General. Max Wood has the most relevant experience to be Attorney General.

Consider the experience of all 3 Republican candidates for this race and I am confident that the objective observer will find Max Wood most qualified to be Attorney General.

FromMarietta

July 12th, 2010
10:52 am

I support Max Wood. Olens did not do as good of a job as people make it sound when he was Cobb County Chairman. In fact, before this race I had never heard of Sam Olens, and over the past few months I do not like what I have seen in him. Last night was a perfect example of how he is a spoiled brat. Olens reminds me of Obama in the sense that he loves to be adored but don’t you dare challenge him. When someone does challenge him, he gets flustered and acts as if you are wrong to even ask him a question.

Live Tiger

July 12th, 2010
10:55 am

I agree with FromMarietta. Max Wood is the most qualified to be AG and Sam was disappointing with the way he conducted himself last night. I expect candidates for political office to control themselves better, and not play the victim when challenged on an issue during a debate.

Horse Lover

July 12th, 2010
11:02 am

Democrats are mean……..just read how they went after each other last night……….

don

July 12th, 2010
11:13 am

so proud of hodges! way to go!

Baby's Daddy

July 12th, 2010
11:13 am

Dat man Olens, wasn’t he in charged when they hired all them illegal Mexcian brick masons to build the new Cobb County Courthouse,takin’ jobs away from the brothers? Yeah, you got dat right.

Port O'John

July 12th, 2010
11:17 am

Based on the quality of the candidates from either party, maybe we should just abolish the office, fire all the staff and do as Sonny does, hire King and Spalding at $400 an hour to represent the state.

At least we wouldn’t have this “my god is better than your god” stuff, or “you had lunch with a lobbyist”, “so did you” drivel.

green green

July 12th, 2010
11:18 am

I’d like to see the politifact take on this

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 12th, 2010
11:18 am

Of both AG debates Rob Teilhet, favored son of UGA, was the most intelligent and gracious: a man of whom all Georgians can be proud as our next Attorney General.

The studio lights showed Vietnam law school draft-dodger Barnes’ vanity comb-over futility of his shiny bald pate and revealed him as an empty suit “circling the drain” with nothing to show for his life as a man but his money and poundage.

Whether from city or town, all Georgians can see in DuBose Porter a true Georgia man with the divine spark each one of us should have. Carol and DuBose as our elected leaders will be an inspiration to our sons and daughters, as an example of the good and proper path available in life, and the envy of all Americans for their wholesome yet sophisticated strength, focus, and wisdom: the best of Our Greatest State.

May G-d bless Georgia once more.

912 Member

July 12th, 2010
11:19 am

It should be noted that at last week’s 912 meeting at Hudson Grill, Sam Olens was asked why he is running for Attorney General and his was response was, “I’m bored.” Max Wood is more in line with my values and his background seems most relevant to be Attorney General, so I am voting for Max. Preston is a good candidate but he doesn’t have the experience Max has for the job.

no ken

July 12th, 2010
11:43 am

I have know Ken for many years in Dougherty County, I would not vote for him to be dog catcher. Ethical questions and our powerful hospital.

Whoever

July 12th, 2010
12:05 pm

What I draw from this conversation is that the most qualified, most able people do not run for public office. It takes quite an ego and the ability to slum it with other elected officials. If I rule out the obvious crooks like Oxendine and Deal and the holier -than-thou types (the rest of the Republicans ), I get to choose from the least bad of the Democrats. Oh happy day.

Real Georgia

July 12th, 2010
12:09 pm

Team Handel:

Is it an official duty of your smearing committee to wait on each story to pop up so you can put in the first comment bashing Nathan Deal? Your list is bogus, and everybody who has paid any attention to the situation knows that. As Nathan Deal said in the debate last night, Rep. Tom Price is under ethics investigation from the same body that tried to attack Deal, and you and the rest of the Handel camp seem to think he is innocent. Both Price and Deal are innocent, but you only attack Deal because he is ahead of you in the governors race and Price has endorsed you. Your continued, unprovoked attacks absolutely confirm that your internal polling numbers show that Nathan Deal is the front runner in this race. Nathan Deal also dominated you in fundraising from March 31 to June 30. The people of Georgia already see your attacks on all the candidates in this race for what they are, desperate lies from a desperate politician who sees the race slipping away from her.

UGA26

July 12th, 2010
12:12 pm

912 Member,

Preston Smith just won you straw poll in Gwinnett 182-69-28. Sounds to me like 912ers are behind Preston. Mad props to him for uncovering Sam’s sneaky past. Max is only qualified to handle half of the job. The only candidate qualified to handle both aspects of the job is Preston Smith.

Felix

July 12th, 2010
12:23 pm

I want to laugh when Hodges shed crocodile tears about Teilet “exploiting the family’s grief” as if Teilet dragged the mom in front of a camera.

That lady didn’t need any dragging! Her son was murdered and Ken Hodges bungled the case. If it was my son, I would be out in front of any camera I could find!!

Booger Fing

July 12th, 2010
12:26 pm

So!! We need a governor that is going to get something done and truely move Georgia toward the future instead of talk about it. This guy wouldn’t do the job he left to run for governor… We don’t need a replay of what we have now.

912 Member

July 12th, 2010
12:50 pm

UGA26,

How can you say Max is only qualified for half the job when he was U.S. Attorney for almost eight years conducting the same day-to-day responsibilities as Georgia’s Attorney General and Preston, who has no criminal prosecution experience, is able to be the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Georgia? Max has more years of criminal and civil law experience than Preston. Preston is a good candidate but Max is better.

With regards to the straw poll, I guess Preston had more supporters arrive to vote. Please note: Max Wood has won both statewide scientific polls conducted in this race. Sam Olens is not the front-runner.

UGA26

July 12th, 2010
1:01 pm

912,

Because you apparently are not well-informed, there is a political/policy side to the office, as well. How many cases has our AG tried in his 14 yrs? Zero. Prosecutorial experience is not the only factor here. You need to become more aware of the other aspects of the job. Preston was involved in WRITING the laws that the AG office enforces! He wrote the budget for the office. Max keeps bringing up the fact that he was in Iraq… as a veteran myself, I am happy that he was, but this has no bearing on being the AG of Georgia. Again, none of the three GOP candidates are foreigners to the courtroom… but only Preston Smith has the experience to handle all aspects of the office.

And no, Smith did not have any more helpers at the event than Max did. The voters just like Preston and his message more.

You need to wake up and realize that being Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee will have a greater effect on Georgians than Max’s time spent overseas.

dagnabit

July 12th, 2010
1:03 pm

Dubose Porter will follow in the footsteps of Joe Frank Harris and George Busbee: quietly and without any fanfare.

AH

July 12th, 2010
1:05 pm

dagnabit

July 12th, 2010
1:10 pm

Isn’t Hodges the guy who persecuted the whistle-blower for exposing that hospital’s criminal behavior.

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal Nooo Linger Longer Johnson Noooo King Roy

July 12th, 2010
1:30 pm

The Governor’s race is BAD, The AG Race is BAD, the State School Superintendent race is BAD, the Insurance Commissioner race is WORSE…How did Georgia get in this mess?

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL

Real Deal- Real Steal

July 12th, 2010
1:52 pm

Real Georgia

July 12th, 2010
12:09 pm

Why the name change? you were “Rural Georgia” last week.. just remember to get paid in cash because Deal takes care of himself first.

JDW

July 12th, 2010
1:57 pm

UGA26,

Compare Max’s resume to Preston’s resume to see who has more relevant experience. It is undeniable that Max has the most relevant experience to be Attorney General. Preston was not yet an attorney while Max Wood was United States Attorney. Before that, Max was a JAG Officer in the U.S. Air Force and an Assistant District Attorney. All this occurred before Preston was in law school.

The Goobernator

July 12th, 2010
2:13 pm

Interesting to see the repubs in this race dissin’ each other so vehemently. I did not see the AG debate. I did watch the Fox 5 Goobernor debates. The Dems were very civil, even Roy complimented Mr. Porter’s ideas and actions several times. In contrast the Rebubs sniped each other and repeatedly pointed out, ” I said that first” or “That was my bill,” constantly one upping each other.

Real Georgia

July 12th, 2010
2:15 pm

Real Deal – Real Steal

July 12th, 2010
12:09 pm

Why the name change? you were “No Ox, Noo Raw Deal Nooo Linger Longer Johnson Noooo King Roy” 22 minutes ago.. Does Karen pay you in I.O.U’s because last I heard she doesn’t have enough money to get her message out. http://www.peachpundit.com/2010/07/12/for-you-handel-supporters/

Mr. KnowitAll

July 12th, 2010
2:24 pm

That sulky, spoiled brat, better-than-that attitude from Olens turned me off–BIG TIME. He came across as arrogant, elitist, and a snob.

Olens…go home and pout and get out of my face you little Napoleonic runt!

Hodges: The Documentary Film

July 12th, 2010
3:17 pm

http://www.donoharmdoc.com/

Ever watch the Dukes of Hazzard?

There was always a bad guy, typically Boss Hawg, who got the old Duke boys into jail on some fake charges.

Guess what, Ken Hodges is Boss Hawg.

Here is what Hodges did for his friends at Phoebe Putnam hospital after two whistleblowers (a doctor and his accountant) uncovered billions (yes billions) of dollars of fraud.

a) issued phony subpoenas and fabricated evidence
b) indicted a doctor and his accountant for burglary and assault not once, not twice, but three times…all were dismissed.
c) hired ex-FBI agents to intimidate the whistleblowers.

http://www.eff.org/cases/rehberg-v-hodges

Hodges: The Documentary Film

July 12th, 2010
3:32 pm

The case, and the overarching story, reads like a legal thriller: threats of violence, powerful interests fighting against private individuals, and potential impact on statewide politics.

While Hodges and the attorney general’s office would not comment for this story, Hodges in the past has maintained that he did nothing improper.Charles Rehberg’s suit accuses him and another prosecutor of filing criminal charges that they knew to be based on fabricated information.

Hodges’ decision to run for attorney general elevates the case from a localized matter to one of statewide import. While still a prosecutor in Albany, Hodges received political contributions from Phoebe Putney executives and individuals connected to the hospital system, and his wife was hired as public affairs manager at Phoebe Putney’s hospital in Albany.

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/ag-candidate-in-federal-285004.html

Ken Hodges Indictment Score:

Charles Rehberg: 3 indictments (Accountant who discovered fraud at hospital Hodges represented)

David Glisson: 0 indictments (Deputy who shot and killed Ken Walker)

John Galt

July 12th, 2010
3:53 pm

Nathan Deal’s ethics probe was certainly politically motivated, just as Deal says. It involved the current Revenue Commissioner, Black Bart, who thinks he’ll get to keep his job, despite his proven incompetence, if Ms. Luv Handles gets elected Governor. Black Bart engineered the whole ethics question against Deal. Lying and smearing are exactly Black Bart’s style,++

Cobb County Resident

July 12th, 2010
4:58 pm

There is no way Sam Olens should be our Attorney General. He takes credit for the effort of others. He claims all the good stuff that happened for Cobb as a result of the Board of Commissioners was all his idea. THAT IS NOT TRUE!! On every measure that came from the Cobb Board of Commissioners had to pass by majority vote. Sam used some Al Capone/ Mafia-like tactics to twist people’s arms into voting for measures he wanted past but still it was not all him, Sam needed a majority. As posted earlier, Sam Olens is a narcissistic, spoiled brat with a Napoleonic complex.

Cobb County Resident

July 12th, 2010
5:02 pm

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=1014022&id=1666474751 This is proof Sam Olens was a Democrat in 1992 helping Bill Clinton get elected.

Teddy K

July 12th, 2010
5:02 pm

Rob Teilhet is a snake in the grass and can’t wait til he gets destroyed come election time. I’m really happy that he will no longer be in public office come early November. Vote early and often

Katy Morris

July 12th, 2010
5:08 pm

I watched the attorney general debate and was shocked! I had heard Ken Hodges speak on child safety and was impressed. But last night he totally lost his composure and came across bitter, unprepared and unorganized. Teilhet’s first questioned unnerved Hodges and he stayed defensive the rest of the debate. He conveyed nothing about what he could do for Georgian as AG because he was too busy defending his wrongs. Teilhet knocked him with statistics and Hodges could hardly get out a sentence without falling all over his words and appearing totally frustrated…not able to handle the pressure of questions from a candidate…not a good trait for an AG! Hodges got run over in last night’s debate!

The General

July 12th, 2010
5:15 pm

Melvin Everson is an upstanding, conservative Republican with good ideas about how the Labor Department should be run. Please check him out and see if you don’t agree. Melvin has my vote, as well as the vast majority of all others according to a multitude of straw polls.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

July 12th, 2010
6:29 pm

Katy Morris
July 12th, 2010
5:08 pm

…hit the truth dead on.

Like making politicians kiss infants to see if the babies would cry at the evil spirit in false patriots seeking the Public Trust, Ken Hodges was without G-d’s grace in the debate and in his past misconduct in office.

It was amazing just how unpoised and inarticulate he was stumbling over his words and failing to rebut Teilhet’s obviously true charges against him.

Georgia must drop the Gay Old Pervert party like a hot potato.

Teilhet for AG, the Porters, both DuBose and Carol for the Gold Dome, Michael Thurmond to replace Silver-spoon Johnny Isakson who considers the People the “unwashed,” though his failure to maintain his own cleanliness – even with all his daddy’s money – is what almost killed him.

Christina

July 12th, 2010
10:05 pm

Hodges worked with my Uncle years ago when he was a DA and has a lot of admiration for the hardwork put in to his job and working to put criminals away in Dougherty co. I think he will make a great Attorney General and I don’t listen to people who just lie during the campaign season.

DickieMo

July 13th, 2010
6:56 am

If Ken Hodges prosecutes like he debates, I wouldn’t hire him to pick up dog dung.

JDW

July 13th, 2010
9:35 am

Teddy K

July 13th, 2010
5:08 pm

If Will Jones supports Teilhet, then you know that Teilhet must be a scumbag and worthless SOB. Will, please disappear – you are a horrible example of a human.

Geoff E.

July 19th, 2010
9:30 pm

Predictions, anybody?

Senate: Thurmond
Governor: Barnes (in a runoff)
Lt. Gov: Carol Porter
SOS: Horlacher (in a runoff)
AG: Hodges (Teilhet is a lightweight)
SSI: Faroki (without a runoff)
Labor: Coleman