Another gift from South Carolina arrived overnight. According to this item, Nathalie Dupree is running for the U.S. Senate:
Nationally-known cookbook author and TV cooking show host Nathalie Dupree will announce as a write-in candidate for a major statewide office in South Carolina at 1:15 p.m. Thursday September 30, 2010 on the State House steps (north side behind G. Washington statue) and at 4 p.m. in Charleston at the Pineapple statue at Waterfront Park.
Nothing is wrong with the Amercan economy that can’t be fixed with more butter.
The seat is held by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican now opposed by the unworldly Democrat Alvin Greene.
Updated at 11:35 a.m.: Just got off the phone with Dupree’s publicist, who is in the car with her on the way to Columbia. Dupree will not be declaring any party identification.
Another sign of a tight race: As soon as Congress adjourned on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, sent out an op-ed to local newspapers – declaring that he wanted to stay in D.C. for more work. Here’s a taste:
“The 2001 Bush tax cuts, which I voted for, are scheduled to expire at the end of this year. If Congress fails to act in a timely manner to extend the tax relief, higher tax rates for all Georgians will ensue as well as the most oppressive estate tax we have seen in a decade. Consequently, I believe it is imperative that Congress returns immediately to take action before the election.
“Georgia workers are already struggling to pay their bills. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that 77% of employees are living paycheck-to-paycheck. We must not make life even more difficult for these hard-working Americans, which is why I joined thirty of my colleagues in urging the House Leadership to extend the 2001 tax cuts and not raise taxes on Georgia workers.
And yet Republicans in Washington immediately pointed out that Congress adjourned Wednesday with a bare one-vote margin. And Bishop cast a “yes” vote to leave town.
The war of internal polls continues in the 8th District congressional race between U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Macon, and Republican challenger Austin Scott.
Marshall released an internal poll last week that showed him well up. Scott had his own on Wednesday, showing him up 46 to 38 percent — but with a 5.7 percent MOE. Click here to see it.
The only thing for certain is that someone’s methodology is wrong.
Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston announced the formation of a joint-legislative committee to come up with a Georgia version of the much-vaunted Arizona law to combat illegal immigration.
Carol Porter, Cagle’s Democratic challenger, appears to be pulling a page from U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall’s playbook. More immigration legislation, she argues, is a sign that Cagle has been soft on the topic.
From this morning’s press release:
“He’s had his chance to enforce federal immigration laws — four years worth of chances. But now, when the stakes are high, and his re-election fate hangs in the balance, he decides to listen to Georgians.”
Politifact of the day: Nancy Pelosi claims that House Republican Leader John Boehner admitted that the GOP plans return to old economic policies. True or false?