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Status quo predicted for Cobb Congressional races


With incumbents running this year in all three of the U.S. Congressional Districts that cut through Cobb County, Georgia, political prognosticators are predicting no change in the people or parties that represent voters in this part of suburban Atlanta.

Congressional Districts for the U.S. House of Rep-
resentatives, as they cut through Cobb County, Georgia.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Representatives Tom Price (R-6), Phil Gingrey (R-11) and David Scott (D-13) are all running to retain their respective seats in the U.S. Congress. At this early date, over three months before the April 30 filing deadline (for those with major party affiliation; non-partisan candidates have until July 2), only Rep. Scott has had declared opposition.

The Republican candidate from the 13th District is Sonja Sleeper, a struggling, administrative manager who currently lives in Jonesboro. Michael Frisbee, of Douglasville, is running for the 13th District seat as an Independent from the American Conservative Party.

A supporter of Ross Perot in 1992, and an active member of the Constitution Party since 2004, Frisbee says, on his website, that he "stands for the return to a Constitutional Republic; one of which the Federal Government is limited, the States have their rights and duties restored, and We The People dictate to Congress." To that end, he claims to be the first Georgia candidate to pledge to use the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution to keep states free from Federal law they may deem beyond "its Constitutional authority."

Despite Frisbee's challenge, however, political observers expect Scott to hold on to his seat in the House of Representatives.

The General Primary election for Georgia is scheduled for July 20, 2010; the General Election is November 2, 2010.

For more info: Learn all about voting in Cobb County, including how, where and when to register to vote, or to run for office, from the Cobb Board of Elections & Registration.
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  • TimeForChange 5 years ago

    Voters should research their elected official on before making decisions on who to vote for. Look into who has contributed to their financial campaign funds both corporate and pac. What lobbyist groups have supported them. If they have taken paid political trips, who paid for the trips. Check into their spending, what special interest are they involved in. Does your Representative work for the voters, special interest or coporations that are making them wealthy and making laws to benefit big business...

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