Opinion Columns & Blogs

August 30, 2012

Dissecting the Lucas/Paris Race

With the momentum of her one-year incumbency, her prior stint as president of Macon City Council, and a victory in hand over state Rep. David Lucas in 2011, Miriam Paris had the upper hand in Georgia’s 26th Senate primary. First defenses are a little tougher for incumbents than later defenses, but the odds still strongly favor incumbents even then.

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