Friday, July 16, 2010

GNB EXTRA--Election Countdown 2010 (Georgia Attorney General)

Note: Our countdown to Tuesday's primary election moves on with a brief outlook and analysis on the heated race for Georgia Attorney General.

First, here are the candidates for the 2010 campaign...


Ken Hodges--Former District Attorney, Dougherty County

Rob Teilhet--State Representative, Georgia House District 40

Analysis: The race for the Democratic nomination appears to be the more heated of the two sides, as both candidates have traded parting shots at each other during their volatile campaign. The most recent controversy was generated from the Teilhet, which aired a 30-second TV ad featuring Emily Walker, the mother of Kenneth Walker. Walker was killed by former Muscogee County sheriff's deputy David Glisson during a traffic stop in late 2003. Hodges chose not to seek an indictment against Glisson after Hodges failed to swear him in, prompting the controversy.


Samuel Olens--Chairman, Cobb County Commission

Max Wood--U.S. Attorney, Middle District (Georgia)

Preston Smith--State Senator, Senate District 52

Analysis: Unlike the race for the Democratic nomination, the GOP side appears to have had no drama so far. Still, the most recent polls show Wood holding the edge to represent the Republican Party in the November general election.

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