Political scientist: Lee needs grass-roots approach in Cobb runoff

 

Political scientist: Lee needs grass-roots approach in Cobb runoff

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 26, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Four years ago, Tim Lee turned a ton of money, the backing of the business community, and the all-important designation of “incumbent” into a resounding victory in the race for Cobb Commission chairman.

Tuesday, he once again had all of that going for him but barely hung on to force a July 26 runoff election.

Mike Boyce — the same man who lost to Lee by 12,000 votes in 2012 — came within 337 votes of winning the election outright in this year’s Republican primary, with 49 percent of the vote. Lee’s 40 percent placed him more than 3,000 votes behind.

And had retired businessman Larry Savage not been in the race, Boyce almost certainly would be chairman-elect today, said Kerwin Swint, chair of Kennesaw State’s Political Science Department.

Name of Publication:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Link to Article:
http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/political-scientist-lee-needs...


 

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