Todd Hill over at the Burnt Orange Report says attorney Clay Jenkins’ announcement that he has raised $250,000 to challenge County Judge Jim Foster in next year’s Democratic primary may clear the field.Â Â Hill surmises that the surprisingly large amount should scare off other challengers such as State Rep. Helen Giddings and former airline exec Sam Coates. IÂ did get a chuckle at oneÂ line in the report:
“Since winning the judgeship on the coattails of the dramatic Democratic sweep of 2006, Jim Foster has performed well below expectations…”
What expectations? Foster was a fluke. Hill goes on to wonder whether he’ll read the handwriting on the wall and not even run for re-election. Why shouldn’t he? A fluke once means there’s always a chance at twice.
UPDATE: Several journos have reminded me that Sam Coates has already dropped out of the race. Sorry ’bout that, Sam.