John Barge gets in to the “govenor’s” race
By Martha Zoller
Georgia State School Superintendent John Barge announced Tuesday he was running against Nathan Deal in the Republican primary for governor.
He got a little flack initially for misspelling “governor” on his website. Probably not something he was directly involved in, but he gets the flack. A sense of humor is the greatest way to treat something like that. Todd Rehm at Georgia Pundit says it’s embarrassing to Georgia, that goes a bit too far, but it’s a mistake that shouldn’t happen. When asked about it, Superintendent Barge said, “It’s a typo, typos happen.”
He told us Democrats have reached out to him to run as a Democrat in the race. Barge said we’ve already had enough Democrats who have become Republicans and he’s “been a conservative” all his life and will stay in the Republican Party.
He calls his platform E cubed–Education, Ethics and Economic Development.
Barge makes the case on why he should be the next governor. Here’s what he had to say:
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