I got my start with TAS by writing about Georgia politics and then promptly wandered off into federal politics, culture, and religion. A local election marks my return.
If the race for state senate between Jane Kidd (D) and William Cowsert (R) is any indication, then the Democrats think this is their year and that they have simply got to convert. Kidd’s seat is an attempted hold for Democrats, but it’s more like a takeover if they hold because the GOP recently redrew the seat.
Literally every day, I receive a glossy full-size mail-out from Kidd’s campaign. Some declare her virtues. Others proclaim Cowsert’s shortcomings. At the price, she could have just sent me forty bucks or so and asked for my support.
On top of the mail, I have been the target of push-polling. I was asked to participate in a political survey and readily agreed, hoping I could improve poll results for the GOP team. After answering a couple of questions I realized this was no scientific poll and would not be published in the newspaper.
I was asked if it would affect my vote if I were told Republican Cowsert:
Cut lots of money from a state insurance plan that protects children,
Runs a law practice with almost the sole goal of getting drunk drivers off scot-free, AND
Is a big crybaby (they really said it) who got his brother-in-law to redraw the seat so he could beat Jane Kidd who defeated him last time around.
The last two made me laugh and my “pollster” conceded that many people had the same reaction. I’m wondering whether the Kidd campaign might be hurting themselves with this one.