Maybe the best way to start this story about the Republican primary in Georgia’s 2nd District is to order the candidates by number of Fox News appearances: The leader of the first round primary Jeremy Hunt, a Black former Army captain who was said to be the darling of national Republicans got 14 hits on Fox News, third place loser Wayne Johnson got one, runner-up Chris West got zero,
On Thursday last week Johnson filed a racketeering lawsuit against Hunt, Hunt’s campaign, Fox News, and Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade, alleging they violated “the integrity of Georgia’s elections, acting in clear defiance of Federal election laws and campaign finance laws,” among other inane accusations in prayer for a relief already long stolen away by entropy.
It’s pretty obvious Johnson wanted to sue Hunt right at the perfect time just five days before the runoff election. Had he just waited a week it would not have made any difference in court, it’s extremely unlikely to go anywhere on the merit. And honestly at this hour it’s hard to think clearly enough to seriously if it really had any political effect. In any case Chris West, a white former Air Force captain edged out Hunt and will take on Democrat Sanford Bishop Jr in November. For those keeping score at home, None of the candidates were endorsed by Trump in the GA 2 primary.