Sunday, June 09, 2019

Renee Unterman, Architect Of Georgia's Abortion Ban Is Now Running For Congress


Renee Unterman and Marqus Cole (GA-07)

The congressional race in GA-07-- the suburbs northwest of Atlanta-- was very tight in 2018. Stacey Abrams carried the district in her gubernatorial race but Carolyn Bourdeaux had a breathtakingly close defeat at the hands of Republican incumbent Rob Woodall-- 140,430 (50.1%) to 140,011 (49.9%). The district is primarily blue-trending (D+11) Gwinnett County and solidly red (R+36) Forsyth County. Bourdeaux didn't quite excite the base strongly enough to turn out the base she would have needed in Gwinnett to overcome Woodall's mammoth lead in Forsyth.

This cycle the district promises to be one of the most contested in the country. Although the PVI is a prohibitive R+9, Trump's share of the vote, compared to how well McCain and Romney had done, dropped precipitously. He beat Hillary but only 51.1% to 44.8%. Woodall announced that he will retire at the end of the current term. Bourdeaux is running again, as are 4 other Democrats, Marqus Cole (endorsed by Blue America, John Eaves, Nabilah Islamand Brenda Lopez Romero. There are also 5 hopefuls lined up on the Republican side: Ben Bullock, Lynne Homrich, Rich McCormick, Joe Profit and a brand new entry, state Senator Renee Unterman.

Unterman, notorious for her part in passing the six-week Georgia abortion ban, announced her candidacy late last week. Although it's no secret in Georgia that everything Untermann has done over the past few years in the state legislature has been with an eye towards eventually running for this seat, she claimed in her announcement that "Anyone who knows me will tell you that the Lord has instilled within me a beautiful ball of energy loaded with courage to do the right thing-- not necessarily the politically correct and expedient or self-serving thing to do, but the right thing." One could also look at it as Untermann being determined to export her destructive, extremist views out of Georgia and into the rest of the country. She's a dedicated far right warrior and a danger to every part of our country, eager to dismantle Medicare and drag the country back into the 1950s.

Marqus Cole, the most viable of the Democrats running for the nomination explained that "Here in Georgia, you’re likely to hear on a Sunday morning, 'A bad tree can’t produce good fruit.' The fruit of Senator Unterman’s legislative career speaks for itself. While I was fighting to provide access to affordable health care to members of our community that are seniors, disabled and fallen on hard times; she was against expansion of Medicaid-- leaving our hard earned tax dollars on the table. While I was fighting to put criminals behind bars as a prosecutor; she was spear-heading legislation to prevent the testing of rape kits. Preventing victims of crimes from getting the Justice they desperately deserve. While my wife Amanda and I have tried to instill in our daughters the value of making personal decisions based on proper consideration of facts, consequences and personal faith, the Senator has decided that the politicians should be in the room standing between a doctor and a woman, having the final say on the right to access and choose safe medical procedures. I don’t have much to say about the Senator because the fruit of her career speaks volume and she will be known by her fruit."

Goal ThermometerMarqus has been saying all along that the 7th district has a decision to make an now Renee Unterman's entrance gives the voters a stark choice: "Do we continue to go down a path that leads to more strife, dissension, selfish ambition and divisiveness? Or do we take another path that lifts those in need up, creates opportunity and ensures justice? As you might hear in the Georgia on any given Sunday, 'What we do for the least of these our brothers and sisters, you do for me.' I’ll continue to be known by my fruit, providing for the least of my brothers and sisters. The Senator can stand by her fruit, and we will let the people decide."

Please consider contributing to Marqus' campaign by clicking on the Blue America 2020 congressional thermometer on the right. Keeping Renee Unterman and her reactionary agenda out of Congress is an all-American job, not just a Georgian job. The rotten fruits of her career need to be expunged and reversed. Marqus Cole is just the person for the job.

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At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we watch to see what GA women do about this in the election. I'm not expecting good news. Having been to GA, I can't say that I've been impressed by the local intellects.

At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

elect marqus and nothing changes. Pelosi has the gavel. nothing changes.

if you elect him, you must not want change.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Nastarana said...

There has been a lot of revision on her Wikipedia page, and not a word about cultural background, education, career before politics, etc.


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