The Senate race is in full swing, and this weekend, there was a “Fearsome Five” picnic, bringing together 5 North Georgia Republican groups and the Fulton County Republican Party picnic.
With the beautiful backdrop of a full Lake Lanier, GOP Chairman John Padgett kicked off the event in Dawson County.
Candidates for Senate attended both. In Dawson County, Karen Handel started out at the Fearsome Five at War Hill Park and called for the passage of the FairTax in the wake of the IRS scandal. Billie Gingrey sporting a “Women for Gingrey” t-shirt spoke on behalf of her husband, Senate candidate and Congressman Phil Gingrey and Rep. Jack Kingston had a team of volunteers and a message of security and freedom.
Paul Broun did not attend the Dawson County event.
It appeared Handel had strong support, Kingston had the best organization and approached every person, even those with Handel stickers, and Gingrey has some work to do on organization.
Martha Zoller spoke before Congressman Doug Collins in Dawson County and introduced him.
In fairness, the name of the game right now is raising money and nothing these candidates do right now matters if they don’t post strong fundraising numbers for the June 30 cycle. These will be the numbers that will count David Perdue in or out and will be the numbers that will help Kelly Loeffler, the businesswoman and owner of the “Atlanta Dream” WNBA team decide if she want to take the plunge.
The same line up of Senate candidates appeared in Fulton County, with the addition Phil Gingrey and Congressman Paul Broun.
Peach Pundit found a few tweets with straw poll results from the Fulton County GOP Picnic. As expected, Handel won for Senate and Lindsay for Congress in the 11th. They were the hometown heroes of the group.
More to come.