I was disappointed I didn't see the likes of Michelle Nunn, John Barrow, David Perdue, Rick Allen or Nathan Deal on my S.C. ballot.
After all, they are the candidates who spent millions on us for months, airing TV ads that we had no interest in seeing. I learned more about Georgia politics than I cared to know. And while the political ads seemed to dislodge the Georgia ambulance chasers a bit, it was way too much for anyone to bear. Thank goodness we have a DVD player to record our shows or we would have been rendered brain dead by all the political sniping.
It was disappointing though not to have the S.C. candidates spend more on reaching us Lowcountry voters and blunting some of the blah, blah, blah of the offending Georgia candidates.
I must admit though, if this is the best Georgia has available to represent the people, I feel for them. On the other hand, I recommend to our S.C. senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, Rep. Mark Sanford and Gov. Nikki Haley to give some thought to not taking us in Beaufort County for granted in the future. Many here are imports from other states and retiring Baby Boomers who are a meaningful constituency that should not to be ignored. And, surprise, many of us actually are interested in the issues and candidates' positions. We "brung" it with us.
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Joseph P. Garra