You don’t often see one political party publicly push voters into another party’s primary. But that’s what’s happening to mark state Rep. Doug McKillip’s first appearance on a GOP ballot.
One Democratic mailer, aimed directly at female voters, compares McKillip to “a smelly diaper.”
Revenge is the reason. The Athens lawmaker, briefly chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, switched parties shortly after his 2010 election, and became the author of HB 954, the strongest anti-abortion measure to pass the Legislature in years.
McKillip is being challenged in the GOP primary by Regina Quick, who says the anti-abortion bill went too far.
The mailer below, paid for by his former fellow House Democrats, below advises Democratic voters to:
1. Hold your breath.
2. Pinch your nose.
3. Pick up a Republican ballot on July 31st.
4. Vote for anyone but Doug McKillip.
Here’s the front:
And here’s the back:
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider