The Galloway household received a boatload of direct mail on Monday:
– A flyer from Lindsey Tippins, who’s challenging Republican incumbent John Wiles for his west Cobb County state senate seat, which shows that Tippins has Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren on his side. Warren’s chief deputy, Lynda Coker, has mounted a primary challenge to state Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta).
– Two flyers from Wiles.
– Something from Preston Smith, a state senator and GOP candidate for attorney general, who declared that he wouldn’t vote for a tax increase “even when leaders of my own party threatened to take away my chairmanship.”
– A mailer from Doug MacGinnitie declaring that he co-founded a company “that employes over 500 people.”
– A Karen Handel flyer with a back cover that names her GOP rivals Eric Johnson, John Oxendine and Nathan Deal as ethically challenged “good ole boys.”
– And three – count ‘em, three – flyers from Seth Harp, one of nine attention-starved GOP candidates for insurance commissioner.
Via e-mail rather than snail mail, Harp, a state senator from Midland, has this day released a statement calling on GOP rival and senate colleague Ralph Hudgens to prove that he has returned $100,000 improperly transferred from Hudgens’ senate campaign account.
It is this line in Harp’s release that catches the eye:
“The citizens of Georgia demand a commissioner of insurance who will run the office with ethics, integrity and transparency. The state of Georgia will not tolerate another insurance commissioner plagued with ethical problems.”