The results may not be in, but that doesn’t mean it’s not bedtime.  So here’s where we’re at:

US Senate (D): Michelle Nunn won.  But I still lost, because I said she’d take over 80% of the vote.  She seems to be hovering only around 75%.  Rude.  However Dr. Rad’s incredible showing just goes to prove that when you’re running for statewide office, it pays to go to county party meetings, troll Facebook, and complain relentlessly.  Because that, my friends, is how you get 3.5% of the vote.

US Senate (The Bad Guys): Not shockingly, it’s a three way race, between “Successful Businessman” David Perdue (no, not the chicken guy), Jack “Comic Sans” Kingston, and Karen “Why Am I Still Relevant?” Handel.  It looks like Handel won’t make the runoff, but I’m withholding calling this one because Fulton is still outstanding, and she performs better there.

School Super (D): Almost assuredly, this race will be between Valarie Wilson and Alisha Thomas Morgan, with Valarie in the lead handily.  Hopefully, the other candidates will rally behind Valarie, given that most of them ran because they actually value public schools.

CD-01 (D): This might be the first time I’ve seen a three way race where the candidates almost literally split the vote in thirds.

CD-04 (D): Hank’s held the lead the whole night.  I’d think he’ll pull this out.

SD-36 (D): Nan is stomping her opponent into the ground.  Good riddance to annoying people.

SD-42 (D): I honestly thought this race would be closer.  Congrats to Elena Parent, and good job to Kyle Williams.  We all knew it would get ugly, don’t lie.

HD-22 (R): Sam Moore might not even make the runoff.  Must be lonely in Stupidville.

HD-34 (R): The other resident of Stupidville, Charles Gregory, is losing to Ernie’s “roommate” (or so that robocall would have you believe).  Let’s keep it that way.

There are a few races that I can’t even predict, because I can’t tell if turnout is low or if counties take forever to report.  Either one is possible.  But based on current results, David Wilkerson is winning (YES!), Simone Bell is winning (TAKE THAT, RALPH!), Valencia Stovall is winning (CRAP!), and Tim Hur is losing (NO!).

We’ll have some real analysis when the real results are in.

 

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Senator Nan Orrock discusses the Moral Monday protests in support of Medicaid expansion in Georgia with Rev. Al Sharpton, on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. Also joining Nan was Mary-Pat Hector, National Youth Director of the National Action Network.

Every single day, Nan makes me proud to be a Georgia Democrat.

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gingrey2Meaningless Political Observation #357: On the front page of Gingrey’s website, he spells it Obamacare. In his “Do No Harm” ad, he spells it Obama-Care.

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rainbow-cakeTen years ago Georgia voters shamefully passed a Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage - Thanks Ken Mehlman. At that time Republicans needed a scary issue to mobilize the religious right in the 2004 elections.

It worked, kind of. 

Today however, the Marriage part of that Amendment has been challenged with a Class-Action lawsuit helped by attorneys from Lambda Legal and the law firms of Bryan Cave and White & Case. I find it interesting that some of the more “political” firms are not involved in the suit.  Reading through various articles,  unless the Northern District decides to drop everything, a ruling on this is a couple years off.

Meanwhile progressive minded folks can continue to fight for our sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, parents and friends by electing people this year who will move the “gay agenda” forward when it comes to public accommodation, employment non discrimination and health care. We need everyone to continue to fight against this nonsense.

Complete story here  at the always timely and informative GA Voice.

{UPDATED}   follow up with the plaintiffs.

 

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