12:54 pm August 9, 2011, by jgalloway
Perry, Ga. — The annual gathering of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has begun, several thousand strong.
The featured entertainment is a discussion of Washingtonian economics – a field that requires its own designation – between U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is speaking now on the fight over the federal deficit, calling it “the most predictable crisis that ever faced America.”
But politically, the most aggressive sight we’ve seen here is former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson, next year’s Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. John Lewis – who is not present.
Johnson is being squired – introduced to the state’s business leader – by Ken Hodges, the former Democratic nominee for attorney general.
Johnson is pitching his message toward Georgia’s middle, saying that the Standard & Poor’s downgrading was a referendum on Washington’s inability to compromise.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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