Legendary horse racing announcer Dave Johnson would say, “And DOWN the stretch they come,” in the 2018 Midterm Elections! Today marks the figurative final mile marker in the most exhausting midterm election cycle that has more twists and turns than your mother’s favorite daytime soap opera.
In the State of Georgia, there are three key races captivating the eyes of America: the battle for Governor, Georgia Six and Georgia Seven.
Currently in the Governor’s race, Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp are in a statistical dead heat. The leads Kemp attained throughout the polling periods are within the margins of error.
Meanwhile, in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, Republican Karen Handel has a four point lead in the latest JMC Analytics Poll over Democratic opponent Lucy McBath. In recent days, Atlanta celebrities have used social media to promote McBath’s campaign.
In Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District, Republican Rob Woodall leads Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux by six points in the latest JMC Analytics Poll. The Seventh District contains Peachtree Corners, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Suwanee, and Buford. Woodall has served as congressman for the 7th District since 2011.
Bourdeaux currently teaches at Georgia State University and was previously director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office. She received a Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University, where she focused on public finance.
Bourdeaux desires an universal pre-K program, increasing pay for teachers, improving apprenticeship and technical education programs for high school graduates and programs, such as Pell grants and supplemental loans, to offset college costs. Meanwhile Woodall likes for local school systems to have a greater say in education matters.