Polls show: Georgia likely to have first Black Senator in 2014
January 28th 2013
by Robert Patillo
According to preliminary polling released by HEG Consulting the leading Candidates to replace retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss are Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Conservative talk show host Herman Cain. Cain holds a massive name recognition advantage as a result of his syndicated radio program, presence on Fox News as an analysis and an inbuilt campaign structure left over from his failed 2012 Presidential run. Reed is the Mayor of Georgia’s largest city in addition to being one of President Obama’s top campaign surrogates during the 2012 election. Reed is a staple on Meet the press and has raised his statewide and national profile in recent years with his tough stance against Occupy Atlanta.
If these results hold it will be the first time in U.S. history that two blacks faced off for a U.S. Senate seat and would insure that Georgia elected its first black Senator. It is very fitting that these results have come out so close to the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the beginning of Black History month. If 50 years ago someone had said that there would be two black men competing to be the next Senator for the State of Georgia to serve with a black President I’m sure this would exceed anyone wildest dream.