Republicans At Large
There comes a time during most elections when PG just wants the darn thing to be over. With Georgia’s electoral votes all but given to WMR, there is nothing to do but listen to toxic rhetoric. Unless you want to give someone money, which is not an option here.
The good news is the 81st district in Georgia’s House of Representatives. The boundary lines have been redrawn, and the incumbent got herself another job. The two men running for this seat are Scott Holcomb, Democrat, and Chris Boedeker, Republican. The latter is pronounced BAH de ker, like bah humbug. The spell check suggestion is bobsledder.
Mr. Boedeker has the same direct mail look as other attack Republicans in DeKalb County. The saying “trust is the issue” is used. Mr. Holcomb is accused of attending the University of Connecticut, being the “general counsel” for a shaky investment firm, opposing charter schools, and helping people use welfare money to buy drugs.
The last charge is featured in a bizarre video. Mr. Holcomb was discussing a bill to require welfare recipients to pass a drug test. He discussed his army experience. The notice to fill the cup would come right after doing number one.
“I’ll also tell you, as someone who went through that – my luck isn’t always the best, and I would always get the call after I had – you know. And so, then I would have to sit there, and drink bottles and bottles of water until I could finally do what I needed to do take the test.”
In the video, the speech is cut off after he says you know. Mr. Holcomb is making a gesture at this point which looks a bit like passing a joint. The voice over asks what the gentleman has been smoking. The video has been withdrawn from Youtube, but is still available at
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Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.