Thursday, April 29, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening for Thursday on GNB...

Sarah Palin's former pageant rival is trying her hand at Georgia politics. The Associated Press reports that former Miss Alaska Maryline Blackburn qualified to run for the House District 34 seat Thursday. Blackburn beat out Palin for the Miss Alaska title in 1984. The former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate finished as second runner-up that year.

A surprise development in the race for Congress. The Associated Press reports that GOP state representative Austin Scott announced Thursday he would run against incumbent Democrat Jim Marshall for Georgia's 8th Congressional District seat. Scott was one of the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for governor, but decided to make a run at Capitol Hill instead.

A candidate running for a seat in the Georgia House has decided to go for state Senate instead. Peach Pundit reports that Travis Bowden will end his bid to run for the House District 102 seat, and challenge nine-term incumbent Don Balfour for the Senate District 9 spot. Bowden was running to succeed Clay Cox. Cox left the state House to run for U.S. Congress last month (March).

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