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  •  GA-Sen, GA-12 (5+ / 0-)

    Jim Galloway reports that Ed Tarver, the US Attorney for Southern Georgia, is telling people he wants to run for GA-12. Galloway seems be taking it as evidence that Barrow is preparing a Senate run.

    "Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."

    by xcave on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:53:13 AM PST

    •  Thought Tarver was a Republican at first glance. (1+ / 0-)
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      Curious, didn't Barrow rule himself out?

      "...and as I learned higher joys, so I learned neither to harm, nor to wish harm upon others." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:55:28 AM PST

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      •  Not entirely (3+ / 0-)
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        He said he he hasn't given it serious thought and that he has "no plans" to run "at this time." The Georgia media reported it as Barrow ruling it out, but the door is still pretty open as far as I can tell.

        "Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."

        by xcave on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:02:20 AM PST

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      •  At this point in Obama's presidency (3+ / 0-)
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        I don't think there could possibly be many Republican US Attorneys left. Maybe there are a few holdovers left from Bush? But I doubt it.

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        by David Nir on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:36:56 AM PST

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        •  I think there are none left (4+ / 0-)
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          I believe he kept on two, Patrick Fitzgerald in N. Illinois  and Jim Letten in LA. Both have stepped down within the last year or so.

          Tarver is, in fact, a Dem. He was a Democratic state senator before becoming US Attorney.

          •  Maryland's US Attorney is a Bush holdover (1+ / 0-)
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            Rod Rosenstein. I think he's the last one. He's kept his job because Mikulski and Cardin blocked him from being a judge and this is there way of making it up to him.

            •  Rod Rosenstein (3+ / 0-)
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              was blocked from being a judge by MD's two senators purportedly because he didn't have strong enough legal ties to the state.  But politics entered into it as well; Bush nominated him to fill a Maryland-based position that Clinton tried and failed to fill with Andre Davis; Rosenstein was the third failed Bush attempt to fill the seat.  (One rightly unsuccessful Bush nominee to that seat was Claude Allen, a former North Carolina Jesse Helms associate and Virginia official who was busted for a failed buy-and-return items scheme at a Target at which I shop.)  The seat wasn't filled until Obama ultimately re-nominated Davis and he was confirmed.

              But in fairness to Rosenstein, he apparently is decently competent and can't be too far to the right; if he were, then Obama (with Mikulski and Cardin's support) would have removed him from being US Attorney a long time ago.

              37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

              by Mike in MD on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 07:37:35 PM PST

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          •  Fitzgerald is not a Republican (2+ / 0-)
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            He's also leaving or has left the U.S. Attorney post, but he was an independent.  A story goes when he lived and registered to vote in New York, he mistakenly initially registered wtih the Independence Party, not realizing it was a political party and did not mean "independent."

            45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

            by DCCyclone on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:14:14 PM PST

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    •  nice thought (4+ / 0-)
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      but I don't think anyone but Barrow can hold it.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:22:14 AM PST

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