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OK, Now That Stupak’s Gone, Who Wants to Beat Another Blue Dog Democrat?

Posted on | April 9, 2010 | 16 Comments

His name is Rep. John Barrow, and he’s from Georgia’s 12th District. Say hello to his Republican challenger, Ray McKinney, a nuclear power project manager from Emanuel County, Ga.:

Peach Pundit blogged about Ray’s campaign earlier this week, and I reported that — happy! happy! joy! joy!MoveOn.org is preparing to attack Barrow from the left, where he faces a Democratic primary challenge from former state Sen. Regina Thomas. In 2006, Barrow won by a 1% margin and the word here at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans is that GA12 is being added to the NRCC’s target list.

UPDATE 9 a.m. CT, Saturday: Ray’s campaign Web site is a work in progress. In fact, the site didn’t go live until last night during the SRLC Blogger Bash, which was Tweeted by Melissa Clouthier:

Also, thanks to @RayMcKinney Campaign, @FreedomWorks for sponsoring and honoring bloggers at #blogbash at #srlc Great party!

Yeah, Ray’s on Twitter. Because he’s cool like that.

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  • Miss Sharon

    Well. We can at least Google bomb him.

    http://www.raymckinney.org/

  • Miss Sharon

    Well. We can at least Google bomb him.

    http://www.raymckinney.org/

  • http://xanga.com/tenshii_rage Stephanie

    Ahahahaha. Always gotta find a Democrat to attack, don’t ya?

  • http://xanga.com/tenshii_rage Stephanie

    Ahahahaha. Always gotta find a Democrat to attack, don’t ya?

  • http://www.politicalbyline.com Patrick

    Happy Happy Joy Joy?!?!

    Oh Lord. Now he thinks he’s stimpy… :roll:

  • http://www.politicalbyline.com Patrick

    Happy Happy Joy Joy?!?!

    Oh Lord. Now he thinks he’s stimpy… :roll:

  • Estragon

    Well, this is a district where we might have a chance, and it makes sense to keep it on the radar.

    Erickson has gone off the deep end, urging donations to Republicans in GA-04 (Atlanta, McKinney’s old district), TN-09 (Memphis, 60% black) and IL-17 (only D+3 in registration, but gerrymandered after 1990 and 2000 Censuses to be pretty safely Democratic, even for the odious Phil Hare).

    Wasting money in districts we would only win in a major landslide (if then) means diverting scarce resources from the districts which are competitive, and the money might actually make the difference.

  • Estragon

    Well, this is a district where we might have a chance, and it makes sense to keep it on the radar.

    Erickson has gone off the deep end, urging donations to Republicans in GA-04 (Atlanta, McKinney’s old district), TN-09 (Memphis, 60% black) and IL-17 (only D+3 in registration, but gerrymandered after 1990 and 2000 Censuses to be pretty safely Democratic, even for the odious Phil Hare).

    Wasting money in districts we would only win in a major landslide (if then) means diverting scarce resources from the districts which are competitive, and the money might actually make the difference.

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  • McGehee

    Wasting money in districts we would only win in a major landslide (if then) means diverting scarce resources from the districts which are competitive, and the money might actually make the difference.

    It works both ways though — and in this election cycle the Republicans might be expected to have the money to waste.

  • McGehee

    Wasting money in districts we would only win in a major landslide (if then) means diverting scarce resources from the districts which are competitive, and the money might actually make the difference.

    It works both ways though — and in this election cycle the Republicans might be expected to have the money to waste.

  • http://kingshamus.wordpress.com/ KingShamus

    Everytime MoveOn.org challenges a Democrat from a far-left standpoint, John Boehner gets 1 shade more tan.

  • http://kingshamus.wordpress.com/ KingShamus

    Everytime MoveOn.org challenges a Democrat from a far-left standpoint, John Boehner gets 1 shade more tan.

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