I’m not a huge fan of posting endorsements, or for that matter, press releases, but this one was sort of surprising. It seems not everyone is on the Roy 2010 bandwagon.

Dubose Porter announced endorsements today from Representatives: Mary Margaret Oliver, Brian Thomas, Stacey Abrams, Lee Thompson and Margaret Kaiser. Honestly, at this point in the race these endorsements are nothing more than a kind gesture from his fellow Reps., but it’s nice to see some folks buck the trend.

Full release below the fold.

A graphic note to Team Porter. Your new frilly-ass typeface is wrong on every conceivable level. It it the graphic design equivalent of “Tricia” McCracken’s ensemble below.


DuBose Porter today at a press conference received endorsements from Metro Atlanta state representatives for the July 20th Democratic Primary for Governor. They include State Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), Brain Thomas (D-Lilburn), Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), and Lee Thompson (D-Lawrenceville). Unable to attend the press conference but endorsing DuBose Porter are state representatives Margaret Kaiser (D-Atlanta), and Darryl Jordon (D-Riverdale). Longtime Democratic activist, from Dekalb County, Dr. Ann Abramowitz, is also endorsing DuBose Porter for Governor.

The following remarks were made at the press conference on why DuBose Porter is the best candidate for Governor:

State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver said, “His stands on ethics legislation have been steadfast and consistent.”

State Rep. Brian Thomas said, “He’ll be a leader on a wide range of issues, including environmental issues that are near and dear to me.”

State Rep. Stacey Abrams said, “He wants to not only spend the money we have wisely, but to do a better job of collecting it.”

State Rep. Lee Thompson said, “When I ran for this seat two years ago, a lot of people told me there was no way a Democrat could win.  DuBose knew a Democrat could be elected in that district and he helped me do it.  He’s been a leader in education for more than 20 years.  He’s been a leader in making sure people have the protection they need for their natural resources and water.”

Dr. Ann Abramowitz, from Dekalb County said, “His record speaks for itself on mental health issues and as Governor I know he will do a great job of helping those who cannot help themselves.”

 

25 Responses to Dubose Porter endorsements

  1. JMPrince says:

    And nary a one of them may have seen this lately: (Speaking on graphic representations etc):
    http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/blog/?p=740
    JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    Events this past weekend in Dublin not involving typeface debates:
    http://projects.accessatlanta.com/gallery/view/entertainment/redneck-games-2010/#sldr

    How’d y’all miss that? JMP

  3. JMPrince says:

    Typeface? Shiny! All around.

  4. Tim Cairl says:

    I like DuBose a lot, but I don’t like the yard signs, the font is too small, I can read GOVERNOR clearly, but if I didn’t know it was DuBose Porter b/c I know the name already, I wouldn’t be able to figure it out.

  5. MouthoftheSouth says:

    OH, my fault, I thought that was an old-timey root beer ad.

  6. Mel says:

    Click the link.

  7. MouthoftheSouth says:

    What? We don’t get to see the typeface?

  8. Steve Golden says:

    I love DuBose, and he knows that. I’m just sad that this momentum didn’t appear earlier in the race, because right now, everything good that he is doing is being far overshadowed. Still voting for him, though.