Next year, four or five prominent Republicans will conduct scorched-earth campaigns for the nomination to replace Saxby Chambliss in the U.S. Senate. Millions of dollars will be spent on a slew of incendiary TV ads – first in a summer GOP primary, then in an all-but-certain runoff.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The 700,000 or so people likely to cast a GOP ballot next year could leave the decision to a small herd of Georgia Republican activists – sparing the rest of us all that noise and the candidates all that money.
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