The Chamblee Post reports the first Republican candidate to qualify for the July 14th special election for District 80 State Representative in Georgia. The noted author and blogger, Loren Collins, describes himself as a “Bull Moose” Republican, presumably after the progressive political faction that nominated Theodore Roosevelt for President in 1912.
Readers of this blog will remember insightful comments made here by Collins, as well as the careful research and powerful arguments he brought forward on his blog Barackryphal. I had the pleasure of meeting Loren on the occasion of the Farrar hearing in Georgia in 2012 and participating in a pre-dinner bull session he attended. He was a fascinating raconteur with a keen interest in his state and its history. His politics, as I understand them, are libertarian, but without the craziness that sometimes associates with that label.
For more information on his candidacy, or to make a campaign contribution, check out VoteLoren.com.