Tuesday, July 17, 2007

10th District Runoff: Athens-CC Results

There are lessons to be gleaned here. If you want votes from Athens, don't "joke" about blowing up UGA. Don't announce publicly that you'll be favoring Augusta's interests over those of Athens. And...you know what?...don't underestimate Paul Broun. Or this might happen to you:

Athens-Clarke County Results Only

Paul Broun - 5,122

Jim Whitehead - 601

Overall, Broun is clinging to a lead of about 300 votes with 95% of the precincts reporting. If Broun hangs on to win, it's a shocker of Truman/Dewey proportions. If Whitehead blows this, it becomes the standard by which all future colossal electoral choke-jobs in Georgia are measured. The center of political power in this district may well shift back to Athens tonight. Wow.

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