The 13th District congressional race in Georgia is interesting because Dr. Deborah Honeycutt is again facing Democrat Rep. David Scott. Former Honeycutt campaign manager Michael Murphy is also in the race but as a Democrat.
When Murphy decided to move from the GOP to the Democrats, I was surprised and disappointed that a comfortable place did not exist for someone like him in that party. As a Democrat with many conservative friends, I like options and choices for southern voters and don’t get me started about putting all of our eggs in one basket.
Some observers think that the move farther Right signaled moderates and centrists toward the GOP exit door—let’s hope not. But, my conversations with Murphy in the past have centered on a lack of an urban agenda in the GOP; which is sad because the party of Jack Kemp shouldn’t be that way.
Dr. Honeycutt has always seems like a positive person and should she enter congress I don’t see her standing idly as ugly rhetoric becomes the foundation of the GOP agenda. In that regard, I think all voters should keep a hopeful eye on GOP candidates who are about constructive policy-making and yes, there are several out there.
In a recent T.V. news story, Scott, Murphy and Honeycutt pounding the pavement as the primary election approaches. Like Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a health competition keeps all involved sharp and keen.