Much going on today:
— Last night, an entity called Southern Polling Group gave an automated phone to the house in Kennesaw.
One couldn’t call it a push-poll, but it was oriented toward the Republican race for governor, and did ask respondents to choose a candidate: Secretary of State Karen Handel, state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, or state Rep. Austin Scott.
The key point of the survey could be found in these two questions: Do you consider Gov. Sonny Perdue to be a “solid conservative,” and would you prefer “a solid conservative” as governor?
A Google search, by the by, turns up nothing called the Southern Polling Group.
— Tim Echols, a Christian conservative in Athens who had been considering a run to replace state Sen. Ralph Hudgens (R-Hull), has decided against the move. “It’s the wrong time for me with my young family,” Echols said.
Echols was one of the organizers opposing the Sunday sales bill in the Legislature this session. Hudgens is