Georgia Attorney General Joins Race for Governor

Posted April 2, 2009 at 1:54pm
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Thurbert Baker

Democratic state Attorney General Thurbert Baker filed paperwork Wednesday to establish a 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Baker consultant Jeff DiSantis confirmed.

DiSantis, former Democratic state party executive director, described Baker as a moderate. “He has good relationships all across the political spectrum,” DiSantis said, adding that the National Rifle Association endorsed Baker’s three elections since his 1997 appointment to the position.  

Baker joins David Poythress , former state Adjutant General (commander of the Georgia Army and Air National Guard) in the Democratic race for the seat currently held by term-limited Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue .