"Oh, but crack editorial staff, who cares about the Secretary of State? I'm a busy person, and I don't have time to watch them debate!"
Really? Maybe Diebold won't have time to count your ballot too. Because, as we all know, the SOS is the numbah one election official in the state.
So, who's going to be there? Well, the three candidates of course: Shyam Reddy of Dublin (although he actually probably lives in Atlanta, seeing as how he works for a big law firm there, but who are we to judge?), Carol Jackson of Cleveland (she was a State Senator), and Angela Moore of Decatur. Interesting story about Angela Moore. Part of the crack editorial staff stopped in at the Atlanta Highway RaceTrac station some weeks ago for a fillup and a 44 ounce Mountain Dew, and happened to notice some Angela Moore literature on the counter. So at least she's getting around.
Also, Jim Thompson of the ABH is part of the panel.
So, head on out to see these folks debate. By the way, even though they won't admit it, most campaigns hate debates. Not because they're stressful, but because they're a colossal waste of a campaign's time and resources, especially this early and in a statewide, down ballot race. So let's at least make it worth their while to show up.
For more information, visit the Oconee County Democratic Party's web site.
By the way, the debate is sponsored by the Democratic Parties in Oconee, Greene, Madison, and Oglethorpe Counties. Where was the Clarke County Party on this one?