The first is the race to determine the Democrat challenger to Saxby Chambliss for Senator from Georgia. There were five candidates on the ballot and no winner has been decided. They will have to go to a runoff to determine who the candidate will be. What is shocking is who the 2 candidates are that will be facing off in this runoff. They are Jim Martin and Vernon Jones.
Vernon Jones won the most votes, but why is that so shocking? Vernon Jones was the former CEO of Dekalb county Georgia, the same area that is home to Cynthia McKinney. Vernon Jones has been involved in one after another case involving abuse of his position while CEO, charges of corruption and even criminal charges of rape. If you Google "Vernon Jones Rape" you will receive 50,300 articles talking about the topic.
For Vernon Jones corruption you will get 48,900 articles.
Sometimes he was accused of doing both at the same time. What is also interesting in that article is that one of the reporters who contributed to that report, Dale Cardwell, was also on the Democrat ballot to challenge for this seat.
The rape charges were later dropped under mysterious circumstances and rumors of the victim being paid off.
The Democratic candidate himself is likely to be subject to questions about his personal life. As DeKalb CEO, Jones was the center of several controversies — including a 2005 rape allegation, in which a woman alleged Jones, who is not married, had assaulted her after a night of consentual sex with her and a second woman.Jim Martin the other guy in this run off is a career politician and highly touted by the "Progressive Democrats". Progressives is code word for the folks who frequent web sites like the Daily Kos. Click on that link only if you are prepared to be subjected to some very vile, crude, and profanity laced reading. So the Dems have to choose between a candidate who ought to be in jail and one who has the endorsement of Kos crowd.
After a nine-month investigation, the woman withdrew the charges, but never recanted.
The second case is the one for my congressional district (GA-13). The Republicans have their candidate Deborah Honeycutt. The Democrat, who is the incumbent, is David Scott. This time he had some challengers, mainly because when you appear on the list of 25 most corrupt politicians in DC you would think there was some weakness. By the way that group is a liberal group. Well you would be wrong. He beat his competition 64% to 36%.
The reason to be scared is because come November it is expected that the Dems will be turning out in large numbers so that they can cast a vote for the Obama Messiah. They will go into the polling booth and ask for a Democrat ballot and vote for these guys right along with Changemeister. The voter either doesn't bother to get informed or else they are just apathetic to the personal flaws and politics of the candidates. Obviously they must be if they can follow blindly the rhetoric of Barack, who if he presented his resume to a Fortune 500 company, might have trouble getting hired based on how thin it is.
Cross posted at The Lighthouse on the Right