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Georgia Democrats qualify for statewide office

The week of March 3 - 7 was candidate qualifying for the state of Georgia. There are quite a few offices up for election this year and the Democrats are fully expecting to fight for these races. With names like Carter and Nunn in the mix, many are hoping for more attention and a greater off year turn out than normal. The Primary if on May 20th, 2014. The following are some candidates are competing according to the Secretary of State (sos.ga.gov).

Gregory Hecht for Attorney General

Christopher James Irvin for Agriculture Commissioner

Liz Johnson and Keith Heard for Insurance Commissioner

Robbin Shipp for Labor Commissioner

Jason Carter for Governor

Connie Stokes for Lieutenant Governor

Doreen Carter and Gerald Beckum for Secretary of State

Alisha Thmoas Morgan, Jurita Forehand Mays, Denise Freeman, Rita Robinzine, Tarnisha Dent, and Valerie Wilson for State Superintendent of Schools

The other race to watch is the U.S. Senate race with Branko Radulovacki, Michelle Nunn, Steen Miles, and Todd Anthony Robinson all competing. This is an open seat as a result of Saxby Chambliss decision to retire. This race and the governor's race are the high profile races. The attention paid to these races may increase voter turnout. Low turnout election years favor republicans. High voter turnout election years favor Democrats.