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15 June 2010

ICYMI: Associated Press Says Barnes "Likely Democratic" Nominee

The Democratic nomination for governor is Roy Barnes' to lose.

With about five weeks left until the state's July 20 primary, the former governor is the prohibitive favorite for his party's nod.

He has the most money by far, his television ads are airing around the state and he's racking up an impressive list of endorsements. Casting himself as "an outsider with experience," Barnes has been trying to have it both ways in a year where anti-incumbent winds are blowing strong yet a track record handling the state's tough fiscal problems also matters.

Associated Press (2010-6-12). Barnes seen as likely Democratic pick for governor. Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved on 2010-6-15.

Aren't the voters so fortunate to have the media decide who the nominee will be before a single vote has been counted?