I just received a message that says that Democrat incumbent David Scott may be in trouble in GA-13. Running against him is Republican Dr. Deborah Honeycutt. She is a physician, a strong conservative, an advocate for small business owners, and a big time FairTax supporter. In a district (West and south of Atlanta) which is likely to vote in huge margins for Barack Obama internal polling suggests that Scott is not getting the same support.
FROM THE AJC
Emergency Funds Needed for Rep. David Scott,” blared the subject line of the Oct. 21 e-mail about Georgia’s 13th district race.
It’s a strange juxtaposition in a national environment that strongly favors the Democrats and a Democratic Congressman who represents a district that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) won in the 2004 White House election with more than 60 percent of the vote.
But publicly and privately, Democrats are trying to focus attention on the Atlanta-area Congressional district.
Scott, an African-American former state legislator, was first elected in 2002 with 60 percent. He ran unopposed in 2004 and took 69 percent in 2006. Scott, who is the brother-in-law of baseball legend Hank Aaron, represents a district that is approximately 41 percent black and about 8 percent Hispanic. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is expected to do very well in the district.
According to new Democratic polling for Scott’s campaign, Obama is winning the district 56 percent to 35 percent. But in the Congressional ballot test, the Congressman is only ahead narrowly, 43 percent to 38 percent, over physician Deborah Honeycutt (R). The poll was conducted Oct. 13-14 by Cooper and Secrest Associates.
In the words of Drudge “Developing….”