Two days after a defeat that was stunning in its scope, an important Georgia Democrat dusted himself off and offered a look at what may be coming next.
Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown, D-Macon, is famous for his sharp tongue and his ability to hold matters close to his vest. So when he talks, you can bet a deal is in the works – if not already done.
Brown is considered very close to U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Macon, who lost his seat on Tuesday.
In a meeting with reporters, Brown:
– Said he would back former U.S. Senate candidate Michael Thurmond as the next chairman of the state Democratic party. Brown acknowledged that Thurmond – until ran last among all statewide Democrats on Tuesday – but said that was in part because of a lack of support from the state party.
Jane Kidd is the current chairman, but her term is coming to an end.
– Said rural Democrats, anticipating a poor outcome on Tuesday, met in mid-October in